To determine whether pediatricians accurately estimate the likelihood of gun ownership among their patients'families.
Self-administered, written surveys completed simultaneously by pediatricians and their patients'parents.
A total of 23 pediatric practices and hospital-based clinics in three cities in the United States.
A total of 66 pediatricians paired with 169 of their patients'parents.
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.
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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0494663
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.