Child-to-Child Training for Prevention of School Injuries in Odemis, Turkey

Ergun S., Kalkım A. , Dolgun E.

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL NURSING, cilt.29, ss.337-342, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1059840512471397
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.337-342


Students encounter many risks for injury, which can impact their health and educational success; prevention of these injuries are paramount for school nurses. These article report results of a study conducted to determine the efficacy of training given to children regarding prevention of school injuries and to compare the effectiveness of instructor-to-child training to that of the child-to-child training method in affecting student attitudes toward the prevention of school injuries. An interventional teaching program was developed with the objective of positively impacting students' attitudes toward preventing school injuries. The health care training using instructor-to-child and child-to-child training produced a similar effect in changing the attitudes of students with respect to preventing school injuries. Given the high ratio of children to school nurses within the school systems in Turkey, nurses could consider the use of child-to-child training to supplement their own health care training to support changes in students' attitudes toward prevention of school injuries.