Conclusion: Indications for effectiveness
Community-based education / advocacy programmes to prevent pedestrian injuries in children 0-14 years result in a reduction in
Effective programs have show reductions ranging from 12%-54%
Recommendations (for research & practice)
- Programs offering a comprehensive package that includes educational, social and environmental strategies are more likely to be successful.
- Greater amounts of resources and community commitment afforded to programmes allow more complex and comprehensive strategies to be used, which in turn lead to greater success.
Review Date: 14/06/2007
Status: Provisional statement
This evidence statement is based on information of the Good Practice Guide of the Child Safety Alliance. In this document the 'Good Practice' and related statement are defined as:
1) A prevention strategy that has been evaluated and found to be effective (either through a systematic review or at least one rigorous evaluation) OR
2) A prevention strategy where rigorous evaluation is difficult but expert opinion supports the practice and data suggest it is an effective strategy (e.g., use of personal floatation devices (PFD) to prevent drowning) OR
3) A prevention strategy where rigorous evaluation is difficult but expert opinion supports the practice and there is a clear link between the strategy and reduced risk but a less clear link between the strategy and reduced injuries (e.g., secure storage of poisonings) AND
4) The strategy in question has been implemented in a real world setting so that the practicality of the intervention has also been examined.
Child Safety Good Practice Guide : good investments in unintential child injury prevention and safety promotion (version 1)
M. MacKay, J. Vincenten, M. Brussoni, L. Towner ...[et al.] (2006)