Poor compliance with child safety restraint use while travelling.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221311
Title:
Poor compliance with child safety restraint use while travelling.
Authors:
Fallon, R; Bruton, K; Kandamany, N; Greaney, H
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Sligo General Hospital, The Mall, Sligo.
Citation:
Poor compliance with child safety restraint use while travelling. 2011, 104 (2):42-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221311
PubMed ID:
21465873
Abstract:
Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of death of children. It is the law that all children should be appropriately secured when traveling in vehicles. The aim of this study was to evaluate parental conformity with these regulations and to test if advice given at a Paediatric outpatient clinic could improve compliance. Two groups were assigned, an intervention group (parents given an information leaflet and a clear explanation about appropriate restraints for their children) and a non-intervention group (received no information). They were contacted again after 2 months and asked regarding compliance. A total of 394 children from 186 families were initially given the questionnaire. Nearly one third of children (29.2%) were not using any restraint while travelling rising to 35.3% on follow up. This study concluded that once off parental education made negligible difference to an already inconsistent and haphazard approach to compliance with safety regulations.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Automobile Driving; Child; Child Restraint Systems; Child, Preschool; Family Characteristics; Female; Humans; Infant; Ireland; Male
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorBruton, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorKandamany, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreaney, Hen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T08:00:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-01T08:00:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.citationPoor compliance with child safety restraint use while travelling. 2011, 104 (2):42-4 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21465873-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221311-
dc.description.abstractRoad traffic accidents are a leading cause of death of children. It is the law that all children should be appropriately secured when traveling in vehicles. The aim of this study was to evaluate parental conformity with these regulations and to test if advice given at a Paediatric outpatient clinic could improve compliance. Two groups were assigned, an intervention group (parents given an information leaflet and a clear explanation about appropriate restraints for their children) and a non-intervention group (received no information). They were contacted again after 2 months and asked regarding compliance. A total of 394 children from 186 families were initially given the questionnaire. Nearly one third of children (29.2%) were not using any restraint while travelling rising to 35.3% on follow up. This study concluded that once off parental education made negligible difference to an already inconsistent and haphazard approach to compliance with safety regulations.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAutomobile Driving-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild Restraint Systems-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFamily Characteristics-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.titlePoor compliance with child safety restraint use while travelling.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, Sligo General Hospital, The Mall, Sligo.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnachten

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