249750 Lessons learned from evaluated child agricultural safety interventions

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 11:00 AM

Susan S. Gallagher, MPH , Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
As part of the Blueprint for Knowledge Translation Project, an update regarding effective childhood agricultural injury prevention interventions was undertaken. This presentation reports the results of a review of existing childhood agricultural safety interventions, identifies strengths, weaknesses and gaps in current interventions and public health strategies, and identifies challenges and recommendations for improving interventions. Findings from child ag injury intervention research were gathered through a survey of published literature in OVID & PubMED databases from 2001 to 2009. A classification scheme was developed with 22 variables including: funder, target population, level of ecological model, study design, evaluation type, work status, age, special populations. Coding accuracy was assessed by comparing independent classifications of randomly selected articles by three investigators. 27 articles met the inclusion criteria. NIOSH was the funder of 2/3 of these. Intervention targets were primarily children themselves (81%), followed by rural populations (mostly parents), and educators (9%). Most interventions focused on youth 6-19 years old. Just three studies focused on the population

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Occupational health and safety
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify gaps in current interventions and public health strategies related to child agricultural injury prevention 2. Describe challenges and recommendations for improving public health strategies and interventions to reduce childhood agricultural injuries.

Keywords: Youth at Work, Evidence Based Practice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present this paper because I analyzed the existing literature and developed recommendations for a topic I have worked on (child ag injury prevention) for >15 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.