The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a drinking water education program in a rural community on the perceived threat of nitrate-contaminated water by pregnant women. The proposed study aims to reach out to at least 120 pregnant women in their first trimester. Data will be collected using a Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) scale pretest and posttest that will gauge pregnant women’s perceived threat of nitrate-contaminated drinking water before and after the education program. The data will be analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. A paired sample t-test will be used to determine the effects of the drinking water education program. Limitations to the study include accessibility to the target population, the self-reporting questionnaire, and limited time spent with the participants.
Asomani, Beatrice; Descalo, Yedda; Dillard, Meliss; Hudgins, Brandy; Niblick, Caitlin; and Wall, Kristina
"The Effect of a Drinking Water Education Program on the Threat Perception of Nitrate Contaminated Water by Pregnant Women,"
OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/ourj/vol4/iss1/13