Research to Improve Smoke Alarm Functioning and Maintenance
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The purpose of this study to evaluate whether (1) targeted smoke alarm education, (2) general fire safety education with a smoke alarm component, (3) basic fire safety education, or (4) an unrelated intervention is most effective way to improve smoke alarm maintenance and function.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
live within four target neighborhoods in Prince George's County, MD that are at high risk for residential fire and injury.
primary decision maker of home is less than 18 years old
speak a language other than english or spanish
nobody at home after six return visits to the home