Journal article

Buckle up safely: a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a pre-school based program to increase appropriate use of child restraints

Rebecca Q Ivers, Lisa Keay, Julie Brown, Lynne E Bilston, Kate Hunter, Judy M Simpson, Mark Stevenson

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Road traffic crashes for car occupants are a leading cause of death and serious injury in children from high and middle income countries globally. Correct use of appropriate child restraints can significantly reduce death and serious injury but there is a need for well powered trials to examine effectiveness of programs to increase optimal child restraint practices. The aim of this trial is to examine the effectiveness of a comprehensive intervention to increase the use of appropriate child restraints, and decrease incorrect use of child restraints in pre-school aged children traveling in cars. METHODS AND DESIGN: A cluster randomised controlled trial will be conducted, involving..

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