ERIC Number: ED313594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Implementing Injury Prevention Counseling in a Clinic Setting.
LeBailly, Susan A.; And Others
While physicians should provide injury prevention counseling to parents of young children, they do not always feel they are adequately prepared to provide such counseling. An injury prevention training project was developed to train physicians in injury prevention counseling and to examine factors related to parental compliance with injury prevention recommendations among 200 families with children under the age of 5 in an inner city clinic. Data revealed that, prior to implementing the safety counseling protocol, 82% of families making well child visits received some sort of injury prevention counseling. Following establishment of the protocol, 93% received such counseling (p<.05). The number of injury prevention topics covered increased from 3.2 topics to 5.2 topics (p<.001). Providers counselled about falls, car seats, hot water or burns, poisoning, water safety, fire safety, and tricycle safety more frequently following establishment of the protocol. Preliminary evidence suggests that the counseling was well received by physicians and parents alike. It appears that injury prevention counseling can be incorporated into a clinic setting. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (116th, Boston, MA, November 13-17, 1988).