Very young children are generally not targeted for drug education effort for two basic reasons.
First, it is generally assumed that young children are not cognitively ready to learn about specific drugs through systematic drug prevention effort.
And second, it is difficult to measure pre- and posttest changes on the part of young children if drug education intervention is instituted.
This study involved measuring what children three to eight years old learned from systematic drug education over the course of eight months.
Two assessment methods were compared:
Pictorial and verbal interviews.
The posttest results revealed that the children who received the intervention knew significantly more about several drugs than a matched comparison group.
Both methods were useful in providing a comprehensive view of what the children knew about alcohol and other drugs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Facteur risque, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Connaissance, Programme enseignement, Présentation information, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Santé mentale, Enfant, Homme, Age préscolaire, Age scolaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk factor, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Knowledge, Educational program, Information layout, Prevention, Health education, Mental health, Child, Human, Preschool age, School age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0529912
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.