Dr Kidd passed away December 25, 2002.
Collaboration Between Nurses and Agricultural Teachers to Prevent Adolescent Agricultural Injuries: The Agricultural Disability Awareness and Risk Education Model*
Article first published online: 19 JUL 2004
Public Health Nursing
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 323–330, July 2004
How to Cite
Reed, D. B. and Kidd, P. S. (2004), Collaboration Between Nurses and Agricultural Teachers to Prevent Adolescent Agricultural Injuries: The Agricultural Disability Awareness and Risk Education Model. Public Health Nursing, 21: 323–330. doi: 10.1111/j.0737-1209.2004.21405.x
Deborah B. Reed is Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Pamela S. Kidd is Professor, College of Nursing, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
The work represented in this article was completed under CDC/NIOSH grant # RO1/CCR414307, Deborah Reed, principal investigator. The views expressed in this document are those of the authors and not necessarily those of CDC/NIOSH or the U.S. government. University of Kentucky IRB approval Number 99-55331 was obtained for the research protocol.
- Issue published online: 19 JUL 2004
- Article first published online: 19 JUL 2004
Abstract Nearly 2 million children live or work on America's farms and ranches. Despite the increasing mechanization of production agriculture in the United States, children still constitute a considerable portion of the work force on farms and ranches. When adjusted for actual work exposure time, adolescent injury rates on agricultural establishments surpass those of adults (Castillo, D. N., Landen, D. D., & Layne, L. A. (1994). American Journal of Public Health, 84, 646–649). This project, headed by two public health nurses, developed and tested an agricultural safety curriculum [Agricultural Disability Awareness and Risk Education (AgDARE)] for use in high school agriculture classes. Students who participated in AgDARE scored significantly higher in farm safety attitude and intent to change work behavior than the control group. School and public health nurses, working together with agriculture teachers, may make an effective team in reducing injuries among teen agricultural workers.