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Review: parenting interventions can reduce unintentional injuries in children and increase use of safety practices

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D Kendrick

Dr D Kendrick, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK; denise.kendrick@nottingham.ac.uk

QUESTION

Do parenting interventions reduce unintentional injuries in children and increase use of safety equipment and practices?

REVIEW SCOPE

Studies selected compared individual-based or group-based parenting interventions with no intervention (control) in parents of children ⩽18 years of age and reported ⩾1 of the outcomes listed below. Interventions had to have a specified protocol, manual, or curriculum to change parenting knowledge, attitudes, or skills. Outcomes were self-reported or medically attended unintentional injury or injury of unspecified intent, Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) scores (higher score  =  safer home environment), possession and use of home safety equipment, and safety practices (eg, unsafe hot water temperature). Meta-analysis could not be done for home …

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