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"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
Issue of Publication
American Journal of Health Behavior
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem
Page last reviewed: February 21, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division