Rural/Urban Differences in Child Passenger Safety Anticipatory Guidance Provision by Health Care Providers
Methods: This study surveyed HCPs and parents in several upper Midwest states to compare the frequency of CPS-related anticipatory guidance provision among rural and urban HCPs, in addition to determining rural/urban differences in perceptions related to CPS-related anticipatory guidance provision.
Results/Outcomes: Rural HCPs were less likely than urban HCPs to always provide advice to parents regarding CPS issues, were less confident about their ability to address caregiver questions/concerns related to specific CPS issues, and were less familiar with referral or additional resources related to CPS to provide to parents.
Conclusions: Rural parents are receiving less information than their urban counterparts related to CPS issues, possibly putting their children at greater risk for motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities. Future research should evaluate the potentially beneficial role of CPS-related anticipatory guidance provision to rural parents. Additionally, future research should further investigate the reasons for rural/urban differences in CPS-related anticipatory guidance provision by HCPs.
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Compare rural/urban differences in frequency of child passenger safety anticipatory guidance provision by health care providers to parents. Compare rural/urban differences in health care provider confidence related to child passenger safety anticipatory guidance provision. Compare rural/urban differences in health care provider perceptions related to child passenger safety anticipatory guidance provision.
Keyword(s): Child Health, Rural Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal investigator on this project. I also have additional experience research rural/urban differences in health education provision to specific populations. I have more than three years of experience researching traffic-related injury prevention topics. Additionally, I am in my third year in the gerontology PhD program at North Dakota State University.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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