Comparison of Peer Education and the Classic Training Method for School Aged Children Regarding Smoking and its Dangers


AYAZ ALKAYA S., Acil D.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NURSING-NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES, vol.30, no.3, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.11.009
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NURSING-NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Education, Nursing, Peer group, School health services, Smoking, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, ADOLESCENTS, STUDENTS, ATTITUDES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to compare the knowledge levels acquired from two different methods of teaching (peer education and a classic training method) about smoking and its dangers to school aged children. This study was an experimental design with pre- and post-tests. A total of 354 students, 253 of whom were from the peer education school, and 101 of whom were from the classic training school, were included. The study results found that the mean post-test scores of the students in the peer education school were significantly increased, indicating a greater level of knowledge (p < .05). (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.