Healthy children's understanding of their blood: implications for explaining leukaemia to children.
Explanations of leukaemia to children usually include details of blood function and structure.
In study 1, 3-year-olds (N = 25), 4-year-olds (N = 25), and 8-year-olds (N = 27) were interviewed about their understanding of the properties of blood and any occasions when they remembered seeing blood.
They were also asked whether other animals and objects had blood or not, and to give reasons for this.
Children justified their decisions in three ways: only people have blood, they had seen blood on a particular occasion, or only creatures which shared a human property (walking or talking) could have blood.
In study 2, an intervention to increase children's understanding of the function of different blood cells is reported.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Leucémie, Hémopathie, Sang, Représentation mentale, Développement cognitif, Cognition, Education sanitaire, Enfant, Homme, Age préscolaire, Age scolaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Leukemia, Hemopathy, Blood, Mental representation, Cognitive development, Cognition, Health education, Child, Human, Preschool age, School age
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Code Inist : 002A26N06. Création : 199406.