Incorporating occupational health interventions in a community-based participatory preventive health program for farm families: a qualitative study.
Schiller-LF; Donham-K; Anderson-T; Dingledein-DM; Strebel-RR
J Agromed 2010 Apr; 15(2):117-126
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the willingness of the farm community to participate in a farm safety health initiative (expanding a community-based health program to include elements of the Certified Safe Farm program), as well as understand farmers' experiences with participation in the intervention. Focus groups and individual interviews were held to explore farmers' experience with the expanded health screening and on farm safety review. Results indicate that incorporation of the expanded intervention was well accepted amongst participants in this study.
Accident-analysis; Accident-statistics; Age-groups; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Case-studies; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Farmers; Health-care; Health-services; Health-surveys; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Qualitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Statistical-analysis; Training; Work-analysis; Work-operations; Work-performance; Work-practices;
Author Keywords: Accidents; agriculture; agricultural worker's diseases; community health services; equipment safety; occupational health services; occupational health; preventive health services
Lisa F. Schiller, RN, MS, APNP, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 105 Garfield Avenue, PO Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Journal of Agromedicine
University of Iowa