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					                                Evaluations

It is important to know the effectiveness of your programs. This allows you to
make adjustments to the types of presentation, the materials that are distributed,
the audiences that you are addressing, and other key factors of your outreach
program.

One way to evaluate the knowledge gained by the participants of your program,
whether it is a brown bag lunch, a presentation to a local civic organization, or a
presentation to school staff, is to give a pre- and post-test. A set of basic written
questions is answered by your audience prior to the presentation and collected
before you start. The same set of written questions is given to your audience after
your presentation. By comparing the two sets, you will be able to determine
whether or not your audience understood the messages that you were trying to
deliver.

If you have ability to follow up with your audience, the same set of questions can
be given to them three to six months later to see if they retained the messages. At
the same time, you can ask questions to see if your presentation resulted in any
behavioral changes, i.e., do they now have a locked storage area for their
household chemicals; have they been using the medication handout when they go
to the doctor’s office.

The following pages have sample pre- and post-test questions that can be used for
each of the sections in the kit: Poison Prevention 101; Hazardous Chemicals Safety;
and Medication Safety. If necessary, these questions can be modified to more
closely align with the presentations you give.
Pre- and Post-Test Questions for Poison Prevention 101

1.   What is the nationwide poison control center phone number? ________________

2.   Name five ways you can get poisons in or on your body.

     1. __________________            2. __________________ 3. _____________________

     4. ___________________           5. __________________

3.   Do poisoning exposures most frequently involve children or adults? _____________

4.   Do poisoning deaths most frequently involve children or adults? ________________

5.   On a label there can be three words, DANGER, CAUTION, and WARNING, indicating

     potential risk. List them from least to most hazardous.

     1. __________________ 2. __________________ 3. __________________

6.   If you only have a small amount of a hazardous chemical left, is it better to leave it in

     the big bottle or should you put it in a smaller container? _______________________

7.   It is okay to mix household cleaners together to make a stronger cleaner solution.

     True               False

8.   You should not take someone else’s prescription medicine even if you have the same

     symptoms.         True              False

9.   Medicines should be stored in the bathroom medicine cabinet.

     True               False

10. If a person is really drunk and doesn’t respond to you, the best course of action is to

     just let him/her sleep it off.        True           False
Pre- and Post-Test Questions for Hazardous Chemicals Safety

1.    What is the nationwide poison control center phone number? ______________

2.    Most poisoning deaths occur when small children get into household cleaners.

      True                     False

3.    On a label there can be three words, CAUTION, WARNING, and DANGER, indicating

      potential risk. List them from least to most hazardous.

      1. __________________ 2. __________________ 3. __________________

4. If you only have a small amount of a hazardous chemical left, is it better to leave it in the

     big bottle or should you put it in a smaller container? _________________________

5. It is okay to mix household cleaners together to make a stronger cleaner solution.

     True           False

6.    What is the best way to dispose of hazardous household chemicals? ___________

      ___________________________________________________________________

7.    It is possible to purchase illegal pesticides in the U.S.   True          False

8.    What type of professions staff the poison control centers? _____________________

      ___________________________________________________________________

9.    List some items found in a bedroom that could be poisonous. __________________

      ___________________________________________________________________

10. List some items laundry products that could be poisonous. ____________________

      ___________________________________________________________________
Pre- and Post-Test Questions for Medication Safety

1.   What is the nationwide poison control center phone number? _______________

2.   It is okay to take someone else’s prescription medicine if you have the same

     symptoms.        True           False

3.   It is okay to split pills to make them easier to take or to save money.

     True               False

4.   It makes a difference what type of liquid you drink when you are taking your

     medications.     True           False

5.   Do you think it is safe for people to work when they are taking painkillers? ________

6.   It is okay to “jump start” your medication if it isn’t working fast enough by taking a

     double dose in the beginning.        True             False

7.   What is the best way to dispose of unused or expired medications? _____________

     ___________________________________________________________________

8.   What are some of the symptoms you would see if someone were overdosing? ____

     ___________________________________________________________________

9.   If a person is really drunk and doesn’t respond to you, the best course of action is to

     just let him/her sleep it off.       True             False

10. If you suspect someone is overdosing and they are responsive, what should you do?

     ___________________________________________________________________

				
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