Bicycle helmet use by children: Knowledge and behavior of physicians

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Abstract

A survey of pediatricians and family physicians in Tucson, Arizona revealed that the majority knew that bicycle accidents are an important cause of childhood mortality and were aware that head trauma causes most bicycle-related deaths. Ninety-two per cent knew that children rarely use bicycle helmets and most believed this was due to inadequate parental awareness of the importance of helmets. Despite this, many physicians never include bicycle safety in patient education provided during well-child care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1023
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume76
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1986

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Head Protective Devices
Child Behavior
Physicians
Family Physicians
Patient Education
Child Care
Craniocerebral Trauma
Accidents
Safety
Mortality
Surveys and Questionnaires
Pediatricians

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Bicycle helmet use by children : Knowledge and behavior of physicians. / Weiss, Barry D; Duncan, Burris R.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 76, No. 8, 1986, p. 1022-1023.

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