Development of a safety awareness group intervention for women with diverse disabilities: a pilot study

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Resumen

Objective: Describe the development and preliminary evaluation of a safety awareness program for women with disabilities.

Design: Baseline and postintervention questionnaires administered to a sample of women who completed a safety awareness program. Participants: Seven women with diverse disabilities. Intervention: Eight interactive sessions designed to increase protective factors. Setting: Community site for persons with disabilities. Main Outcomes: Safety self-efficacy, safety skills, social support/isolation, and safety promoting behaviors.
Results: Significant increases from baseline to postintervention were found on measures of self-efficacy and safety skills. Although not statistically significant, improvements were also found in safety promoting behavior.

Conclusion: Despite the small sample, findings suggest that participation in a safety awareness program may improve protective factors.

Publicación

Estados Unidos de América:
2010

ISBN

0090-5550

Descripción física

263-271

Serie

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