This project was conducted to determine the extent to which an educational curriculum would increase knowledge about pertussis. The purpose of this curriculum is to provide a basic overview of pertussis, complications and treatment with an emphasis on prevention. There is a growing concern regarding incidents of pertussis in infants and young children who are not fully immune against pertussis. The increasing numbers of people who have been infected by pertussis within the past 5 years raises a concern of the possible association between infants, young children and their parents or caregivers. Health education and health promotion that involve advocating for pertussis vaccination booster is essential in order to decrease the epidemic of pertussis. Implementation of this project revealed that a pertussis educational curriculum provided to the church community was effective in increasing parents' and caretakers' knowledge and awareness of pertussis and pertussis outbreak prevention.
|Advisor:||Kumrow, David E.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Public health, Hispanic American studies|
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