Community based interventions to prevent burns and scalds in young children (education)

Conclusion: Indications for effectiveness

There are very limited number of research studies allowing conclusions to be drawn about the effectivenss of community-based injury prevention programmes to prevent burns and scalds in children. Two out of four studies reviewed found evidence of reduced burn and scald injuries following the implementation of community-based interventions.

Recommendations (for research & practice)

There is a pressing need to evaluate high-quality community-based intervention programmes based on efficacious counter-measures to reduce burns and scalds in children.

Review Date: 28/04/2010
Version: 1.0
Status: Publish

Literature was searched that was published between 2000 and 2007 in English language. All kind of studies (reviews, controlled trials) were included. Two reviewers screened the results of the literature search independently and irrelevant studies were excluded, i.e. the article does not comprise [1] the evaluation or effectiveness, [2] the prevention of child injuries, [3] the specific preventive measure studied. Two articles were included in the literature study. The results of this literature study is reviewed by one expert.

Background documents

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)

Community-based interventions for the prevention of burns and scalds in children (version 1)
C. Turner, A. Spinks, R. McClure ... [et al.] (2004)