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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Dec;53(14):1383-9. doi: 10.1177/0009922814549544. Epub 2014 Sep 4.

The impact of behavioral risk assessments and tailored health information on pediatric injury.

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1
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA sbrixey@mcw.edu.
2
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA.
3
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
4
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Integrating age appropriate injury prevention messages during a well-child visit is challenging in the face of competing demands.

PURPOSE:

To describe a 7-month pilot using technology to facilitate injury prevention risk assessment and education integration.

METHODS:

We prospectively tracked responses to the computer-based injury prevention self-assessment tool, safety product distribution, and any subsequent contact with the local hospital system for related unintentional injuries.

RESULTS:

A total of 2091 eligible visits by 1368 unique patients were assessed. Eight hundred forty-three unique patients completed the Safe N' Sound assessment and 7 were subsequently injured, with an injury related to a Safe N' Sound target area.

CONCLUSIONS:

A kiosk-based tailored injury assessment tool can be successfully integrated into a busy pediatric practice. Unintentional injury outcomes can be linked to the tailored anticipatory guidance and can identify the effectiveness of this electronic integration of injury prevention messaging into well-child examinations.

KEYWORDS:

anticipatory guidance; children; prevention; unintentional injury

PMID:
25189696
DOI:
10.1177/0009922814549544
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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