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Brief Child Safety Interventions in Emergency Departments (Safety in Seconds)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wendy Shields, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2011
Last updated: September 9, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
Safety in seconds is a randomized controlled trial of a computer tailored Injury Prevention program which was conducted in the waiting area of a level 1 pediatric trauma center. A computer kiosk was used to randomly assign participants to study groups, collect baseline data and generate tailored reports based on responses to assessment items. An intervention group received a personalized and stage-tailored safety report and a control group received a personalized, but otherwise generic report on other child health topics. Telephone follow-up interviews were conducted 2-4 weeks and again 4-6 months after enrollment. Home visits were completed for a subset (n=100) of parents who completed the 4-6 month follow-up interview. The study aimed to increase knowledge, self reported and observed safety behaviors.

Condition Intervention
Injury Prevention
Behavioral: tailored health education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Brief Child Safety Interventions in Emergency Departments (Safety in Seconds)

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge outcome [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measures of Home safety Knowledge

  • Reported and Observed Home Safety behaviors [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Reportedf and Observed Home Safety Behaviors (Car Seats, Smoke Alarms)

Enrollment: 901
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: tailored health education
    Health Information via a computer kiosk in the pediatric emergency department
    Other Name: Tailored health Communication

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible parents or guardians had to be English-speaking;
  • have a child between 4-66 months of age seeking treatment for an injury or medical complaint, or have an age-appropriate sibling of a child being seen for these reasons;
  • live in Baltimore City;
  • and live with the child at least some of the time.

Exclusion Criteria:

-parents which did not meet inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01432041

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Principal Investigator: Andrea C Gielen, ScD Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wendy Shields, Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier: NCT01432041     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JHSPH-H. 
Study First Received: September 8, 2011
Last Updated: September 9, 2011
Health Authority: Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board USA:

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Injury prevention
smoke alarms
car seats

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease Attributes
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