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dc.contributor.authorFallon, R
dc.contributor.authorBruton, K
dc.contributor.authorKandamany, N
dc.contributor.authorGreaney, H
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T16:44:15Z
html.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.


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