Annual Meeting of the Western Trauma Association. Big Sky, Montana USA, 1995/02/25.
Violence has become a primary focus for the national agenda and a growing public health concern in the medical community.
Although prevention is a major component of public health policy, it is unclear what contribution trauma surgeons and trauma centers are making toward violence prevention.
The purpose of this study was to assess the extent of violence prevention activity at trauma centers, the involvement and attitudes of trauma surgeons toward violence prevention, and the perceived need for a formal violence prevention curriculum.
Self-report postal surveys were sent to trauma directors and associate directors at 430 Level I and Level II trauma centers throughout the United States.
A descriptive analysis was performed using the 230 (53%) returns.
55% of Centers reported an active violence prevention program with surgeons participating in these existing programs 47% of the time.
Overall, only 26% of surgeons reported being active in violence prevention activities, although 71% thought that violence prevention should be an integral part of trauma center activity.
Trauma surgeon involvement in violence prevention and the presence of an active institutional program was demonstrated significantly (p<0.001, khi2).
Lack of available time and « not knowing where to start » were cited as the most common reasons for lack of involvement in violence prevention activity.
There is strong support among trauma surgeons for viol...
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Prévention, Politique information, Engagement personnel, Chirurgien, Action groupe, Caractérisation, Evaluation, Résultat, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Prevention, Information policy, Personal commitment, Surgeon, Group action, Characterization, Evaluation, Result, Human
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