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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Sep 26;14(10). pii: E1122. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14101122.

Are mHealth Interventions to Improve Child Restraint System Installation of Value? A Mixed Methods Study of Parents.

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1
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. fleisherl@email.chop.edu.
2
National Clinician Scholars, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. erkoboni@mail.med.upenn.edu.
3
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. klhalkyard@gmail.com.
4
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. sykese@email.chop.edu.
5
Creative Art Therapies and Counseling, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. marisol.s.norris@gmail.com.
6
Safekids Worldwide, Washington, DC 20037, USA. lwalker@safekids.org.
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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. WINSTON@email.chop.edu.

Abstract

Childhood death from vehicle crashes and the delivery of information about proper child restraint systems (CRS) use continues to be a critical public health issue. Safe Seat, a sequential, mixed-methods study identified gaps in parental knowledge about and perceived challenges in the use of appropriate CRS and insights into the preferences of various technological approaches to deliver CRS education. Focus groups (eight groups with 21 participants) and a quantitative national survey (N = 1251) using MTurk were conducted. Although there were differences in the age, racial/ethnic background, and educational level between the focus group participants and the national sample, there was a great deal of consistency in the need for more timely and personalized information about CRS. The majority of parents did not utilize car seat check professionals although they expressed interest in and lack of knowledge about how to access these resources. Although there was some interest in an app that would be personalized and able to push just-in-time content (e.g., new guidelines, location and times of car seat checks), content that has sporadic relevance (e.g., initial installation) seemed more appropriate for a website. Stakeholder input is critical to guide the development and delivery of acceptable and useful child safety education.

KEYWORDS:

child restraint systems; child safety education; mobile health; stakeholder engagement; web-based interventions

PMID:
28954429
PMCID:
PMC5664623
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph14101122
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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