Precautions taken by mothers to prevent burn and scald injuries to young children at home: An intervention study

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Precautions taken by mothers to prevent burn and scald injuries to young children at home: An intervention study

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dc.contributor.author Carlsson, Anna sv
dc.contributor.author Jansson, Annkristin sv
dc.contributor.author Dykes, Anna-Karin sv
dc.contributor.author Bramhagen, Ann-Cathrine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-08T06:05:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-08T06:05:55Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1403-4948 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13716
dc.description.abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent individual-based extended information given to mothers from city parts of low education can improve precautions taken by them to prevent burn and scald injuries involving young children in the home and further to compare the results with a group of mothers who had not received extended information. METHODS: This intervention study, with a comparison group, has a quasi-experimental design. Individual-based information, with an empowerment approach, was given to a group of mothers living in two separate areas of a city in southern Sweden with a low level of education. In total, 99 mothers of children under the age of 7 months participated. The mothers were selected through the local child healthcare authorities. Observations were made and bivariate analyses were established. RESULTS: The results showed that the intervention had a significant impact on improving the precautions the participating mothers introduced to protect their children against burn and scald injuries in the home and further, in relation to a comparison group. CONCLUSIONS: Through empowerment, workshops, and home visits aimed to increase their consciousness and knowledge, the participating mothers' precautions taken against child injuries in the home improved. It is of great importance that a framework for considering the problem of burn and scald injuries to children is presented from a preventive perspective which, in combination with evidence-based interventions, may enable the creation of injury prevention programmes for implementation by the community health care. en_US
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage
dc.subject accident prevention en_US
dc.subject child health care en_US
dc.subject empowerment and injuries at home en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Precautions taken by mothers to prevent burn and scald injuries to young children at home: An intervention study en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Care Science (VV) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1403494811405094 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;5
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 39 en_US
dc.format.ePage 478
dc.format.sPage 471
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