American Assocition for the Surgery of Trauma. Annual session. Louisville KY (USA), 1992/09/17.
A prospective study was designed to evaluate the effects of education on the incidence of pediatric scald burns.
Demographic data from our Trauma Registry identified the Zip code area of greatest risk.
Eighty of 121 families with children in a large rental property were chosen randomly for the education program.
Twenty of these families also had an anti-scald device installed in the bathtub faucet; all had two or more children under age 5 years.
Families were surveyed before and after intervention.
Safety knowledge improved post-education as judged by correct survey responses.
Although 90% of the families had water heaters set at « warm » (<=120oF), the actual temperature at the tap was above 130oF in 71%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Peau pathologie, Prévention, Enfant, Homme, Education sanitaire, Brûlure, Eau chaude
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Skin disease, Prevention, Child, Human, Health education, Burn, Hot water
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0513997
Code Inist : 002B16J. Création : 199406.