Journal article

Evaluation of a school-based peer leader bicycle helmet intervention.

Margaret Hall, Donna Cross, Peter Howat, Mark Stevenson, Thérèse Shaw

Inj Control Saf Promot | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Bicycle-related injury remains a major cause of death and injury hospitalization among Australian children. The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a whole-school intervention to increase the correct wearing of bicycle helmets by primary school children. METHODS: A randomized intervention trial was conducted in 27 Western Australian primary schools. A major component of the intervention was a peer-led classroom curriculum for 10-12 year old children. Helmet use by cyclists was observed as children were leaving school at baseline (May 2000) and after the first year and second year of the intervention. A cohort of 10-11 year old children in study schools completed a self-adm..

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