2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Evaluation of Service Learning among Truman State University Student Residents
Candice D. Hoskins*, Gregory M. Day, and Lindsay Loughead
Dr. Janice Clark Young and Dr. Roberta Donahue, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not changes occurred in students’ self-care knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors after peer-led self-care presentations among student residents at a small Midwestern university. Annually, over one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S. Despite this college students think a tan looks healthy and sexy; and they frequently visit tanning salons. Students are accustomed to their parents’ determining when they are sick enough to need medical appointments. Additionally, students may not differentiate between available sources of accurate and unreliable medical advice. This suggests the need for appropriate self-care education for this population. Students’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs before and after peer-led self-care education presentations will be statistically analyzed for changes. Further research will be needed to examine whether or not the newly educated student residents implement and maintain the self-care behaviors learned.

Keywords: Self-Care behaviors, Skin Cancer, Medical advice, Sick, Student Residents, Self-Care education, Self-Care, Tanning

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

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

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