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  1. Firearm injury prevention counseling : Are we missing the mark ?

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To determine whether pediatricians accurately estimate the likelihood of gun ownership among their patients'families.

    Design

    Self-administered, written surveys completed simultaneously by pediatricians and their patients'parents.

    Setting

    A total of 23 pediatric practices and hospital-based clinics in three cities in the United States.

    Subjects

    A total of 66 pediatricians paired with 169 of their patients'parents.

    Main Outcome Measures

    Parent survey : ownership and storage of guns, willingness to admit gun ownership, and previous counseling by pediatrician.

    Pediatrician survey : estimated prevalence of gun ownership, likelihood of gun ownership by each participant family, and beliefs about firearm injury prevention counseling.

    Results

    All parents who owned guns indicated they would acknowledge owning a gun if asked by their pediatricians.

    Of the participating families, 28% owned at least one gun ; 39% of the homes with guns contained a gun that was unlocked, loaded, or both.

    Of the parents, 11% reported that their pediatrician had discussed firearm safety with them.

    Pediatricians'average estimate of the overall prevalence of gun ownership in their patient populations was 25%. When asked to predict the likelihood of gun ownership by the specific families in the study, pediatricians predicted a 0% likelihood of gun ownership for 33% of the families.

    Of those families, 30% reported owning at least one gun. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Accident corporel, Arme à feu, Médecin, Pédiatrie, Pratique professionnelle, Connaissance, Prévention, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Questionnaire, Traumatisme, Personnel sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Personal injury, Fire arm, Physician, Pediatrics, Professional practice, Knowledge, Prevention, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Questionnaire, Trauma, Health staff

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

    Cote : 99-0494663

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.