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Postpartum patients' knowledge, risk perceptions, and behaviors pertaining to childhood injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1757821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to assess postpartum patients' knowledge, risk perceptions, and behaviors pertaining to a variety of childhood injuries. Although the respondents did demonstrate some knowledge of injury prevention strategies, deficits were noted in the areas of burns, motor vehicle injuries, drownings, and falls, as well as in the concept that injuries, in some children, are unavoidable. Results showed that greater than 50% of mothers did not know the temperature of their hot water tank, 22.4% who had other children under the age of four did not use car safety seats with them, and only 43% of the mothers knew how to perform infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Recommendations for program development in parenting classes are included in addition to the roles of nurses and nurse-midwives in injury prevention program activities.
K D Liller; E Kent; R J McDermott
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nurse-midwifery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0091-2182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurse Midwifery     Publication Date:    1991 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-05     Completed Date:  1992-02-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365647     Medline TA:  J Nurse Midwifery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-60     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Tampa 33612.
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MeSH Terms
Accident Prevention*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Infant Care*
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / education*,  psychology
Postpartum Period
Risk Factors
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology,  prevention & control*

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