Korean J Child Health Nurs.  2003 Oct;9(4):349-358.

Effect of the Safety Education on Knowledge and Attitude about Injury Prevention among Elementary School Children

  • 1Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Korea. kimsj@hallym.ac.kr
  • 2Emergency Medical Technology, Dongnam Health College, Korea.
  • 3DongCheon elementary school, Korea.


This study aimed at not only suggest some ideas useful in planning and doing the safety education in the elementary schools in the near future putting into test the safety education proposal which has been developed by researchers in accordance with the national 7st education courses but also improve health of the children through taking right safety knowledge and sound safety attitude. METHOD: For this study 140 student are selected from 3-5th grade of the elementary school in Kyoungki-Do and Kwangwon-Do and have been taught the safety education during 10weeks, 10times. RESULT: 1) After the safety education, knowledge about the injury prevention of the children show to be significantly different from that they had before(t=-9.156, p=.000). 2) In order to look into any effect of the attitude about injury prevention after the safety education there were significant difference(t=-3.755, p=.000).CONCLUSION: As the findings of the study indicating that safety education expand the correct knowledge about injury prevention and have more affirmative and sound attitude about injury prevention. So it may be concluded that, safety education have the positive effect both knowledge and attitude about injury prevention among elementary school children.

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Child Health
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