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Family & Community Health

September 2012, Volume 35 Number 3 , p 212 - 224

Authors

  • Janice Williams MSED
  • Tonja R. Nansel PhD
  • Nancy L. Weaver PhD, MPH
  • Julia Tse BA

Abstract

Safe Nʼ Sound is a computer-based tool that prioritizes key injury risks for toddlers and infants and provides tailored feedback. The program was implemented in 5 pediatric sites. Caregiver risk behaviors were analyzed and compared with corresponding national and state morbidity and mortality data. The priority risks identified were generally consistent with the incidence of injury. Frequencies of several risk behaviors varied across sites and differences were observed across ages. Use of a prioritization scheme may facilitate risk behavior counseling and reasonably result in a decrease in injury mortality or morbidity.

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