Brief Child Safety Interventions in Emergency Departments (Safety in Seconds)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01432041
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : September 12, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2011
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wendy Shields, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
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.