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Journal of Human Growth and Development

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VITTA, Alberto De et al. Knowledge about smoking among schoolchildren. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2013, vol.23, n.1, pp. 18-23. ISSN 0104-1282.

The objective was to verify the changes of relative theoretical knowledge to the tobacco, evaluated at two moments (pre and post-tests) considering two educative interventions: expositive lesson and educative games. 68 pupils had been citizens, of both the sexes, three 5th grades of a public school, evaluated previously (A1) on tobacco; group 1 was submitted to a procedure of expositive education, the 2 educative games in the 2 e, the 3 to no intervention. After one week they had been reevaluated (A2). For the moments the test of Wilcoxon was applied and between the groups Kruskal Wallis. As results noticed that, at the moments, it had significant differences between 2 groups 1 and e, between the groups, in the after-test, the submitted one to the educative games presented performance with statistical significant result better. This research concluded that the educational game increased in the students' knowledge about smoking.

Keywords : smoking; students; health education.

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