Program Fidelity Measures Associated With an Effective Child Restraint Program: Buckle-Up Safely
Kate Hunter, Lisa Keay, Judy M Simpson, Julie Brown, Lynne E Bilston, Maureen Fegan, Louise Cosgrove, Mark Stevenson, Rebecca Q Ivers
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | AMER PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC INC | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify the program fidelity factors associated with successful implementation of the Buckle-Up Safely program, targeting correct use of age-appropriate child car restraints. METHODS: In 2010, we conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial of 830 families with children attending preschools and long day care centers in South West Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Families received the Buckle-Up Safely program in the intervention arm of the study (13 services). Independent observers assessed the type of restraint and whether it was used correctly. RESULTS: This detailed process evaluation showed that the multifaceted program was implemented with high fidelity. P..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
This study was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council project grant (application 570853) and was supported by Kids and Traffic, the New South Wales Early Childhood Road Safety Education program, and the Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales. Rebecca Q Ivers, Lisa Keay, Lynne E. Bilston and Mark Stevenson held research fellowships funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia; Julie Brown held a fellowship from the Australian Research Council.