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Impact of a low-intensity pedagogical model for integrating MedlinePlus exercises into middle school nutrition lessons.

Title: Impact of a low-intensity pedagogical model for integrating MedlinePlus exercises into middle school nutrition lessons.
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Name(s): Rankins, Jenice, author
Kirksey, Otis, author
Bogan, Yolanda, author
Brown, Betty, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2007-10-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The research developed and pilot-tested MedlinePlus exercises in a diet-related chronic disease prevention (DCDP) middle school lesson unit called "Live." MedlinePlus exercises were jointly developed by two middle school family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers and integrated into the "Live" DCDP lesson unit. FCS classes (n = 4) who had participated in a prior "Live" study were chosen to pilot-test the MedlinePlus-supplemented exercises. Evaluation measures included student satisfaction (assessed using an 8-item pre- and posttest questionnaire), knowledge gained, and attitudinal changes (assessed with an abridged version of a previously developed "Live" questionnaire). Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS. Of 62 total study participants, 56 (92.3%) said that they were either "somewhat" or "clearly": (a) more likely to use MedlinePlus as a future source for answering questions about their personal health and (b) more knowledgeable about how eating habits can help prevent disease. Selected parameters were improved for nutrition knowledge (P < 0.01) and attitudes (P < 0.01) related to healthy eating. MedlinePlus has good potential for efficiently communicating trustworthy diet-related disease-prevention behaviors to adolescents in an existing classroom curriculum.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_17971886 (IID), 10.3163/1536-5050.95.4.388 (DOI), PMC2000791 (PMCID), 17971886 (RID), 17971886 (EID)
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2000791.
Subject(s): Adolescent
Child
Child Nutrition Sciences/education
Computer-Assisted Instruction
Feeding Behavior
Female
Florida/epidemiology
Health Education/organization & administration
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Male
MedlinePlus
Models, Educational
Research Design
Students/statistics & numerical data
Surveys and Questionnaires
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_17971886
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA.
1558-9439
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 95

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Rankins, J., Kirksey, O., Bogan, Y., & Brown, B. (2007). Impact of a low-intensity pedagogical model for integrating MedlinePlus exercises into middle school nutrition lessons. Journal Of The Medical Library Association : Jmla. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_17971886