2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Effectiveness of Self-Care Presentation at the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Center
Nicole Black*, Melissa K. Pfeiffer, and Ann E. Sterrett
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor

Two Self-Care Awareness and Safety presentations were conducted on lead poisoning and car-seat safety at the Kirksville, Missouri WIC Center. The Mayo Clinic: Guide to Self-Care was given to the women as a resource. The purpose of these presentations was to educate the women on topics harmful to them and their children. Educating the women is important because of the increased risk of death and injury of children born to low socio-economic status mothers. A pre-test and post-test were used to assess the knowledge of self-care and child-care concepts of the participants. There was a decrease in self-care knowledge. Based on the results, the women in the Kirksville area showed an overall loss in self-care knowledge due to the presentation and use of the book, possibly as a result of hurrying. Further research is needed to assess the implications of education for WIC women.

Keywords: WIC, self-care, education, survey, Mayo Clinic, car-seat, lead, mothers

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-31
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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