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
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..View full abstract
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The Buckle Up study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. RI, LK, LB, MS hold research fellowships funded by the NMHRC; JB holds a fellowship from the Australian Research Council. Thanks to Katrina Thistlethwaite for help with the manuscript.