"Causes" of pesticide safety behavior change in Latino farmworker families.
Grzywacz-JG; Arcury-TA; Talton-JW; D'Agostino-RB Jr.; Trejo-G; Mirabelli-MC; Quandt-SA
Am J Health Behav 2013 Jul; 37(4):449-457
OBJECTIVE: To identify the source of behavior change resulting from a health education intervention focused on pesticide safety. METHODS: Data were from the La Familia Sana demonstration project, a promotora-delivered pesticide safety education intervention conducted with immigrant Latinos (N = 610). RESULTS: The La Familia Sana program produced changes in 3 sets of pesticide safety behaviors. Changes in the conceptual targets of the intervention and promotora attributes explained 0.45-6% and 0.5-3% of the changes in pesticide-related behavior, respectively. DISCUSSION: The conceptual targets of the La Familia Sana program explained the greatest amount of change in pesticide-related behavior. Promotora attributes also contributed to intervention success.
Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Families; Farmers; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-programs; Training; Health-programs; Behavior; Mental-processes; Psychological-adaptation; Psychological-responses; Safety-research; Sociological-factors; Racial-factors;
Author Keywords: pesticide safety; Latinos; Immigrants; lay health advisors; translational research
Joseph G. Grzywacz, Kaiser Family Endowed Professor of Family Resilience, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa OK
American Journal of Health Behavior
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem