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Information-provision intervention for children and their parents following pediatric accidental injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18350366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated an early intervention for children and their parents following pediatric accidental injury. METHOD: Information booklets provided to participants within 72 h of the initial trauma detailed common responses to trauma, the common time course of symptoms, and suggestions for minimizing any post-trauma distress. Following admission for traumatic injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, falls and sporting injuries a total of 103 children (aged 7-15) and their parents were evaluated at pre-intervention, 1 month, and 6 months post-trauma. The intervention (N = 33) was delivered to one of two hospitals, the second hospital was the control (N = 70). RESULTS: Analyses indicated that the intervention reduced child anxiety symptoms at 1-month follow-up and parental posttraumatic intrusion symptoms and overall posttraumatic symptoms at the 6-month follow-up. No other differences between the intervention and control groups were found. CONCLUSION: Overall, the information-based early intervention is simple, cost-effective method of reducing child and parent distress post-trauma.
Justin Kenardy; Katie Thompson; Robyne Le Brocque; Katherine Olsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2008-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  European child & adolescent psychiatry     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1018-8827     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-21     Completed Date:  2009-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212296     Medline TA:  Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls*
Accidents, Traffic / psychology*
Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis,  prevention & control,  psychology
Athletic Injuries / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  prevention & control*,  psychology
Wounds and Injuries / psychology*

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