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Structural housing elements associated with home injuries in children

In this podcast Dr Brian Johnston talks to Wendy Shields and Eileen McDonald co-authors of the paper "Structural housing elements associated with home injuries in children". Full paper >>


Using the Haddon matrix: introducing the third dimension

William Haddon Jr developed his conceptual model, the Haddon matrix, by applying basic principles of public health to the problem of traffic safety. In 1998, Carol Runyan expanded on his work with the seminal paper “Using the Haddon matrix: introducing the third dimension” that expanded on the matrix and its utility by adding a decision-making dimension based on principles of policy analysis. This paper made an important contribution to the injury prevention field as it provided...


Looking back at building the evidence base for safe and active bicycling

As Injury Prevention turns 20 we're taking a look back at some of the most influential papers we've published in our Anniversary Archives, starting with Fred Rivara et al's “Epidemiology of bicycle injuries and risk factors for serious injury”. Using data from their seminal case–control study on bicycle helmet effectiveness, the study reported on crash circumstances, helmet use and injury outcomes to identify prevention opportunities. This study was part of a broader intellectual effort to...


Patterns of vulnerability to non-fatal injuries in Sudan

Successful injury prevention requires identification and targeting of particularly vulnerable groups, but little is known about injury vulnerability patterns in Sudan. Safa Abdalla, Sudanese Public Health Consultancy Group, aimed to fill this gap using survey data, and here Brian Johnston asks her what she found. Read the full paper:


Threat of paediatric hyperthermia in an enclosed vehicle

In the USA, 384 children died due to hyperthermia between 2003 and 2012 while unattended in an enclosed vehicle. Paediatric vehicular hyperthermia persists as a highly preventable form of heat-related death. A study recently published in IP has described temperature change throughout the workday in an enclosed vehicle in Austin, Texas across the calendar year, to examine the risk of hyperthermia to children trapped in vehicles. Brian Johnston talks to lead author, Sarah V Duzinski, Trauma...


The Sports Injury Registry

This podcast focuses on the collection of high school athlete sports injury data by the University of South Florida Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institute (SMART). SMART developed an injury surveillance tool to collect detailed sports injury risk factor and outcome data for high school athletes in west central Florida beginning in 2007. Since 2012 SMART has joined the Reporting Information Online (RIO) network for high school athletes’ sports injury data collection. The lead...


Analysis of the quantity and quality of published RCTs related to injury prevention in China

Brian Johnston talks to Guoqing Hu, Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Central South University, China, about what his analysis of injury prevention research published in China between 2001 and 2010 reveals. Read the full paper (for free)


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