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Health Sciences, Nursing.
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Motor vehicle crashes (MVC's) are the leading cause of death and serious injury among children 14 years and younger (Murphy, 1998; Zaza et al., 2001). The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of a parent focused intervention on parents knowledge of correct car seat use for children 0 months of age to 10 years of age. A pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design was used to test the effectiveness of a parent focused intervention. The parent focused intervention included a multi-media education program using a variety of learning strategies. For this multi-media education program, parent participants used a self-directed approach. Study results indicated a significant increase in parental knowledge of correct car seat use based on the indicators of age, height and weight regarding key transition times: rear facing to forward facing car seats, forward facing to booster seats and booster seats to seat belts. The results of this research study definitely show that a multi-media intervention program impacted parental knowledge in a very positive manner. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .H54. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1334. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.
High, Lisa Anne, "The effectiveness of an intervention to improve vehicle safety for children." (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3904.