Mothers´ awareness towards child injuries and injury prevention at home : an intervention study

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Title Mothers´ awareness towards child injuries and injury prevention at home : an intervention study
Author Carlsson, Anna ; Dykes, Anna-Karin ; Jansson, Annkristin ; Bramhagen, Ann-Cathrine
Date 2016
English abstract
Most injuries to young children happen in the home. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate if extended individual information to mothers´ related to injury to children in the home and possible preventative actions has any effect on their awareness of the problem and if Sense of Coherence has any influence. This was a quasi-experimental designed intervention study with a comparison group. Extended individual information with empowerment as the approach was used. Ninety-nine mothers of children under the age of 7 months participated. A questionnaire with sociodemographic data and questions regarding awareness towards prevention was used. Mothers who took part in the intervention significantly increased their awareness of the fact that child injuries take place at home when compared with the mothers in the comparison group, [OR 2.3, CI 1.3-4.3]. However, no significant improvement of awareness towards prevention was noted, neither any association to the mothers SOC-scores. This study showed that the intervention had a positive effect on the mothers´ awareness towards the fact that child injuries are taking place at home, but it did not increase the mothers´ awareness towards prevention of child injury.
Swedish abstract
Flertalet skador som drabbar små barn sker i hemmet. Därför syftade denna studie till att undersöka om utvidgad individuell information till mödrar avseende skador bland barn i hemmet och möjliga preventiva åtgärder har någon effekt på deras medvetenhet kring problemet och om känslan av sammanhang har någon inverkan. Denna studie var designad som en kvasi-experimentell interventionsstudien med en jämförelsegrupp. Utvidgad individuell information med empowerment som förhållningssätt användes. Nittionio mödrar med barn under 7 månader deltog. Ett frågeformulär med sociodemografiska data och frågor angående medvetenhet om prevention användes. Mödrar som deltog i interventionen ökade signifikant sin medvetenhet kring att skador bland barn händer i hemmet jämfört med mödrar i jämförelsegruppen [OR 2.3, CI 1.3-4.3]. Å andra sidan fann studien ingen signifikant förbättring avseende medvetenhet kring prevention, ej heller någon association till mödrarnas känsla av sammanhang. Denna studie visade att interventionen hade en positiv effekt på mödrarnas medvetenhet angående att skador bland barn sker i hemmet, men ökade inte mödrarnas medvetenhet angående att förebygga skador.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-016-2031-5 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-016-2031-5 .Icon
Publisher BioMedCentral
Host/Issue BMC research Notes;9
Volume 18
ISSN 1756-0500
Pages 223-228
Language swe (iso)
Subject intervention
awareness
primary prevention
Sense of Coherence
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22382 Permalink to this page
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