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Announcement and enactment of legislation improve children’s car seating positions

Johns, Melissa, Lennon, Alexia J., & Haworth, Narelle L. (2010) Announcement and enactment of legislation improve children’s car seating positions. In Queensland Injury Prevention Council Evidence to Action Symposium, 18 - 19 November 2010, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Purpose: Evaluate effectiveness of new legislation Are children more likely to sit in the rear seat now than previously? ----- Are they more likely to wear an age-appropriate restraint? How easy is it for parents to comply (what are the barriers)?----- What more can be done? ----- ----- Design: 2 studies Study 1-observational 3 time phases (pre-legislation; post announcement; post enactment)----- Study 2-intercept interviews 2 time phases (post announcement; post enactment, same parents)----- Three data collection phases: T1 (before announcement, 2007) T2 (after announcement but before enactment, 2009-10) T3 (after the enactment, 2010)----- Two regional cities: Toowoomba, Rockhampton----- Site types Schools, shopping areas

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ID Code: 41718
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: children’s seating position , seatbelt, rear seat , age-appropriate restraint
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 19 May 2011 07:38
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2011 01:00

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