Epidemiologic features and intervention effect of fall injury among rural school-aged children in southwest China: a short-term cohort study

Falls are the top one type in all unintentional injuries. In this study, the authors aim to explore the epidemiological characteristics of falls and assess the intervention effect. The authors' research had interviewed 2854 rural children in southwest China. Then, the authors used School–Family–Individual (SFI) comprehensive education model to conduct an intervention among 1506 children and follow up them for one year. The changes in injury knowledge and incidence rate before and after intervention were compared. The authors found the fall injury was 37.32% (178/477) and ranked top one in the total injuries. After intervention, the children's fall-injuries-related knowledge was significantly increased by 15.29 percent (P < 0.001). While falls incidence significantly decreased after- intervention (6.24% vs. 3.93%; P < 0.001). From the results the authors concluded that the falls rate was high and was the prior reason of all injuries. SFI intervention model can effectively reduce the incidence of the fall injury.


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  • Accession Number: 01689674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2018 3:01PM