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Measuring Retention of a Health Promotion Presentation Among Primary-School Children in Samoa

23 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2019

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Lori B. Allen

Brigham Young University

Marvin Allen

Brigham Young University

Kristian C. Cook

Brigham Young University

John S. K. Kauwe

Brigham Young University

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Abstract

Objective: Constructs within health behavior models were operationalized to produce baseline and follow-up measures to evaluate retention of the Rheumatic Relief rheumatic heart disease health promotion presentation among a sample of primary school-aged children in Samoa.

Methods: The ecological and social change models were used to develop the presentation. The health belief model was used to acquire baseline understanding. The long-term retention study used the RE-AIM theoretical model to measure presentation effectiveness, defined as 1- to 2-years post-participation.

Results: 292 children participated. Approximately 94% showed a strong understanding of correct behavior, and no change on the post-initial presentation questionnaire. 227 students participated in the retention portion, with 95% of students showing recall, and 93% responding correctly for appropriate behavior.

Discussion: Children had a good understanding of the role doctors and nurses play in their wellbeing and demonstrated high recall-rates associated with retention RR health promotion presentation.

Conclusion: Health behavior theoretical models proved useful in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Rheumatic Relief education presentation among the primary school-aged children in Samoa.

Funding Statement: This research was funded by private donors through Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.

Declaration of Interests: The authors declare no conflict of interest in preparing this manuscript.

Ethics Approval Statement: This study was approved by the institutional review board at Brigham Young University and the Samoan Ministry of Health.

Keywords: rheumatic heart disease, Health Belief Model, Social Change Model, RE-AIM Model

Suggested Citation

Allen, Lori B. and Allen, Marvin and Cook, Kristian C. and Kauwe, John S. K., Measuring Retention of a Health Promotion Presentation Among Primary-School Children in Samoa (August 23, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3441819

Lori B. Allen (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University ( email )

Provo, UT 84602
United States

Marvin Allen

Brigham Young University ( email )

Provo, UT 84602
United States

Kristian C. Cook

Brigham Young University ( email )

Provo, UT 84602
United States

John S. K. Kauwe

Brigham Young University ( email )

Provo, UT 84602
United States

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