Observations of caregiver supervision of children at beaches: identification of factors associated with high supervision
Lauren A Petrass, Jennifer D Blitvich, Caroline F Finch
INJURY PREVENTION | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVE: To identify independent factors associated with caregiver supervision levels at beaches. METHODS: Children (aged 1-14 years) engaged in beach play and their caregivers were observed at Australian beaches during September-April, 2008/09. Caregiver, child, and environmental factor data were collected and recorded on a validated observation instrument. The main outcome of interest was a continuous measure of supervision. After adjusting for potential clustering by beach/state, multivariable linear regression was used to identify independent factors associated with caregiver supervision. RESULTS: Four independent predictors of supervision and one interaction effect (child age by the c..View full abstract
LAP was funded by an NHMRC Public Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship. CFF was funded by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship.