Prevention of bicycle-related injuries in children and youth: a systematic review of bicycle skills training interventions

This article focuses on bicycle skills training programs and their effectiveness in reducing bicycle-related injuries in children and youth. The authors conduct systematic searches of 16 databases for studies with children under 19 years old who have participated in bicycle skills and education interventions. The outcome measures include injury, behavior, knowledge and attitudes. Among 25 studies that met the inclusion criteria, no statistically significant intervention effect is found on measures of injury. significant knowledge gains are reported as a result of intervention in 8 of the 16 studies measuring knowledge. Thirteen studies evaluate behavioral and attitude changes, with five reporting improvement after the intervention. The authors report the need for more high-level research on bicycle skills training programs. They suggest that, while education and skills training may increase safety knowledge, injury rates are not necessarily reduced, and attitudes and behavior are also not necessarily impacted.


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  • Accession Number: 01529226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 9:40AM