Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF SAFETY PROMOTION AND INJURY PREVENTION   FALL 2015 , Volume 3 , Number 3; Page(s) 141 To 146.
 
Paper: 

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF EDUCATED PARENTS ABOUT CARRYING CHILDREN IN PRIVATE CARS

 
 
Author(s):  KHADEMI GH., NAZERI N., HAMEDI A., ABDOLLAHPOUR N., SEZAVAR M.*, GHOLAMI H.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Objectives: Children due to their small size and insufficient mental and physical abilities, are not able to defend themselves against accident, therefore childhood is the riskiest period of life. Different factors affect accidents occurrence and damages caused by them. The aim of present study was to assess knowledge and attitudes of parents regarding how to keep children in private cars.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study with easy sampling method which was performed during summer of 2013 on 170 personnel of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. All participants signed an informed consent form, and then they received two questionnaires regarding demographic information and knowledge & attitude. Data were analyzed with SPSS version 16, using descriptive statistical tests, chi square and Mann Whitney tests.
Results: Knowledge of parents regarding how to carry children in private cars was in medium level and their attitude was weak. Gender did not affect knowledge and attitude level significantly (p>0.005).
Conclusion: Since knowledge level of parents was at medium level and their attitude was weak, researchers recommend performing educational classes to introduce parents with accidents and traffic dangers especially how to carry children in privet cars to improve children safety.

 
Keyword(s): KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, PARENTS, DAMAGES CAUSED BY ACCIDENTS, CHILDREN
 
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