ERIC Number: ED314203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-16
Reference Count: N/A
Parental Compliance with Childhood Injury Prevention Strategies.
LeBailly, Susan A.; And Others
Preliminary data from a study documenting parental perceptions of injuries and steps taken by inner-city and suburban parents to make their homes safe are reported. Participants were 407 families with children under 5 years old. Families were provided one of the following interventions: (1) a well child visit; (2) safety equipment (3) physician counseling about injury prevention; or (4) physician counseling and safety equipment. Physician counseling involved materials designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Safety equipment included a car seat, outlet covers, cabinet latches, syrup of ipecac, a stair gate, window guards, a smoke detector, fire extinguisher, and a hot water gauge. About 6 months after the intervention, project staff conducted home safety audits and in-depth interviews with parents. The home safety audit concerning 178 of the 407 families is discussed. Families were about equally divided between inner-city and suburban sites. Data revealed that inner-city children faced a greater risk than suburban children for injuries. Data showed inconsistency in suburban families' approaches to safety. Inner-city parents were very concerned about their children's safety, had taken safety measures that they felt were appropriate, faced situational constraints on the use of equipment, and held attitudes discouraging safety equipment use. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Evanston, IL.