Journal article

Understanding parental motivators and barriers to uptake of child poison safety strategies: a qualitative study

L Gibbs, E Waters, J Sherrard, J Ozanne-Smith, J Robinson, S Young, A Hutchinson

INJURY PREVENTION | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To develop an understanding of factors acting as barriers and motivators to parental uptake of child poison safety strategies. DESIGN: A qualitative study involving semistructured interviews and focus groups. A grounded theory approach was used for the collection and analysis of data. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty five parents of children under 5 years of age, some of whom had experienced an unintentional child poisoning incident. RESULTS: A range of knowledge based, environmental, and behavioral barriers to comprehensive parental uptake of poison safety practices were identified. As a result there tended to be only partial implementation of safety initiatives in the home. Selection of saf..

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