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Am J Health Behav. 2005 Sep-Oct;29(5):435-42.

Using interactive multimedia to teach pedestrian safety: an exploratory study.

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Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc., Eugene, OR 97403, USA. aglang@orcasinc.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate an interactive multimedia (IMM) program that teaches young children safe pedestrian skills.

METHODS:

The program uses IMM (animation and video) to teach children critical skills for crossing streets safely. A computer-delivered video assessment and a real-life street simulation were used to measure the effectiveness of the program in teaching safe street-crossing skills.

RESULTS:

Significant effects were found on the computer-delivered and behavioral measures.

CONCLUSION:

Findings suggest that children can learn to discriminate dangerous elements in traffic situations using the IMM program and transfer that knowledge to real-life environments.

PMID:
16201860
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2005.29.5.435
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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