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  1. Training in firearm safety counseling in pediatric residency programs.

    Article - En anglais


    To examine the status of formal training in pediatric residency programs with regard to firearm safety counseling.




    Pediatric residency programs of the coterminous United States (N=209).

    Patients or Other Participants 

    The population of pediatric residency program directors.



    Main Outcome Measures 

    A national baseline assessment of the proportion of pediatric residency programs with formal training on firearm safety counseling.

    In addition, the content taught, methods of provision, barriers to offering such training, and resources that could increase the number of programs offering such training.


    The response rate of the residency directors was 77%. One third of the residency programs offered formal firearm safety counseling training.

    Sixty-five percent of the respondents strongly agreed that it is the pediatrician's responsibility to counsel on this topic.

    Few residency directors (19%) perceived that firearm safety counseling would be effective in reducing the number of accidental firearm injuries or deaths.

    The 3 resources most frequently identified that, if available, would increase the amount of time residencies would spend on training were video training programs (64%), patient education materials (62%), and a curriculum guide (55%). Conclusions : Pediatricians have a vested interest in preventing childhood firearm violence. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arme à feu, Prévention, Conseil, Enseignement universitaire, Médecine, Pédiatrie, Résident, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enquête

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fire arm, Prevention, Council, Higher education, Medicine, Pediatrics, Resident, United States, North America, America, Survey

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0282701

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.