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Community beliefs about intentional injury and responsibility for prevention

Too, Lay San, Haworth, Narelle L., Lennon, Alexia J., & Titchener, Kirsteen (2011) Community beliefs about intentional injury and responsibility for prevention. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.

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Abstract

Community beliefs related to intentional injury inflicted by others were examined in a population-based telephone survey (n= 1032) in Queensland, Australia. Young adults 18-24 years were nominated as the most likely to be intentionally injured. 89.1% of respondents nominating this group believed that the injury incidents occur in alcohol environments. Though respondents from this age group also identified 18-24 yo as most likely to be intentionally injured, this was at a significantly lower level than did parents or 25-64 yo respondents. Responsibility for preventing injuries was placed on proprietors of licensed premises, schools and parents/family of the victim for alcohol, school and home environments respectively. Beliefs were aligned with prevalence data on intentional injury demonstrating a high level of awareness in the community about likely victims and situations where intentional injuries occur. Interventions could target families of young adults to capitalize on high levels of awareness about young adult vulnerability.

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ID Code: 48269
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Published online before print December 20, 2011,
DOI: 10.1177/1010539511431953
ISSN: 1941-2479
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 2012 SAGE Publications Inc
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2012 07:57
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 09:45

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