This demonstration project used student nurses (n=12) on community deployment to provide health instruction among rural school-age populations in Zimbabwe.
A quasi-experimental (pre-and post-test), non-equivalent control group design was used and consisted of 141 school pupils in the intervention group and 144 pupils in the comparison group (N=285).
The curriculum focused on prevention of STDs, HIV/AIDS and drugs (alcohol, tobacco and marijuana).
A gain in health knowledge scores among the intervention group was reported at post-test.
More than 70% of the pupils who received health instruction from student nurses gave a high approval rating of student nurses'performance.
Further, student nurses, teachers and tutors all support school health instruction by student nurses although tutors and teachers differ on teaching about condoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Milieu scolaire, Zimbabwe, Milieu rural, Infirmier, Etudiant, Prévention, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, School environment, Zimbabwe, Rural environment, Nurse, Student, Prevention, Human, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0104178
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 09/06/1995.