Mohammad Saadati Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi Ramin Rezapour Riaz Alaei Kalajahi http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8012-9426


Background: Unintentional injuries in the home are one of the threats to childhood quality of life which is considered as a social determinant of health. Regarding mother's leading role in taking care of the children in Iranian families, the present study was conducted to investigate mothers' home-injury prevention attitude and performance and its contributing factors in Sahand safe community, East-Azerbaijan, Iran. 

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in 2017. Sampling was done using "Random Sampling method" among all mothers having at least one U-5 child and attended the health centers to receive childcare services. A valid attitude questionnaire and safety performance checklist were used for data collection. Data were analyzed by SPSS-24, using descriptive (frequency, mean, etc.) and inferential statistics (chi-square, Kruskal-Wallis). 

Results: The mean age of mothers was 30.58 (±5.01). About 65% of the mothers had primary or secondary school education. The mean score of mothers' attitude was 72.12(±6.79). More than 58% of the mothers had an appropriate level of attitude. The mothers' injury prevention performance mean score was 66.59 (±12.85). Family’s socioeconomic status, mother's age, educational level, and job, father's job, age, and gender of the child were the contributing factors (p less than 0.05).

Conclusions: Most of the mothers have an appropriate level of home-injury prevention attitude but a low level of performance. Strengthening Primary Health Care system in safe communities would have a leading role in child safety promotion through increasing the mother's knowledge, attitude and performance level.


How to Cite
SAADATI, Mohammad et al. Home injury prevention attitude and performance: a community-based study in a designated safe community. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, june 2020. ISSN 2008-4072. Available at: <http://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/1506>. Date accessed: 12 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.5249/jivr.v12i2.1506.
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