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ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge-attitude-practice (KAP) and their related factors on injury prevention and safety promotion among children's parents in the city area, in order to provide scientific data for the development of Safe School in mainland China. A total of 3617 subjects were investigated in Jinan with the help of a self-administered questionnaire which included parental demographic characteristics and 40 questions related to KAP about injury prevention and safety promotion. Responses to each question included only one correct answer. A score of 1 was given if the participant answered correctly, otherwise the score was 0. Therefore, the total KAP score was 40 if all the 40 questions were answered correctly by one respondent. The total KAP scores were classified into two categories for which the cutoff value was the mean of the total KAP scores. The results showed that the KAP scores ranged from 13 to 39, with an average of 30.79 ± 3.54. Higher KAP scores were statistically associated with mothers (odds ratio [OR] = 1.79) and higher education level (OR = 1.34). It was concluded that parental KAP about injury prevention and safety promotion was unsatisfactory, and health education on KAP about injury prevention and safety promotion for parents, especially among fathers and parents with low education levels, should be strengthened further by Safe School programmes.
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion 04/2012; 19(3):267-71. · 0.67 Impact Factor