Parental perceptions of barriers and facilitators to preventing child unintentional injuries within the home: a qualitative study

Joanna Ablewhite, Isabel Peel, Lisa McDaid, Adrian Hawkins, Trudy Goodenough, Toity Deave, Denise Kendrick

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Childhood unintentional injury represents an important global health problem. Most of these injuries occur at home, and many are preventable. The main aim of this study was to identify key facilitators and barriers for parents in keeping their children safe from unintentional injury within their homes. A further aim was to develop an understanding of parents’ perceptions of what might help them to implement injury prevention activities.
Original languageEnglish
Article number280
JournalBMC Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2015


  • Child injury prevention
  • Qualitative
  • Child safety
  • Implications for injury prevention interventions

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