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Disciplines

Nursing

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Poster

Abstract

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.

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