Maintenance of appropriate posture is essential for the prevention of various musculoskeletal disorders. Postural stress is a common issue in elementary school children. The literature review indicated that schoolteachers have inadequate and improper postural knowledge. Based on such concepts, elementary schoolteachers in this present study implemented a postural awareness education program designed by the American Posture Institute. The present study indicated that postural awareness amongst schoolteachers was significantly low before the start of the program and was significantly increased after implementing the program (p < 0.01). Moreover, the program results seemed to match the expectations of the posture awareness program. However, the analysis also indicated that teachers failed to achieve requisite postural knowledge on all postural concepts (p < 0.01). Hence, the study necessitated the need for improving the postural awareness program (which was designed and developed by API). The study participants failed to develop a holistic knowledge on postural concepts and could not correlate different postural concepts with one another (p > 0.05). The study necessitated the need for sensitizing schoolteachers on different aspects of physiology and anatomy before implementing a postural education program.
|Commitee:||Alonge, Heather, Gambone, James, Robinson, Patrick|
|Department:||Nursing and Health Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health sciences, Public health, Health education|
|Keywords:||Awareness, Children, Posture, Program, Teacher|
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