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J Burn Care Rehabil. 1988 Jul-Aug;9(4):425-9.

A statewide targeted burn prevention program.

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Baltimore Regional Burn Center, Francis Scott Key Medical Center, MD 21224.


The statewide Burn Prevention Program has demonstrated a significant improvement in testable knowledge of burn prevention and fire safety among children and senior citizens as a result of an effective educational program. Formal evaluation using written examinations was done with the children. The statistical significance of the results of these evaluations was analyzed using chi square tests and two sample t tests. Significant improvements were seen in both mean test scores and the percentage of children answering all the test questions correctly. A much less formal type of evaluation was done with the elderly group. Senior citizens were assisted with a pre-program questionnaire. The results of this questionnaire were compared to the results of "BURN-GO" (copyright 1986), a bingotype game, played immediately after the educational session. Again, the post-implementation results of the program were significantly higher than those achieved prior to the intervention.

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