A Survey of Toddler’s Behaviors Risk for Unintentional Injuries at Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Thailand
Keywords:behaviors risk, toddlers, unintentional injuries, Thailand
Unintentional injury in toddler is a worldwide problem causing death and hospitalization. This research aimed to survey risk behavior of unintentional injury in toddler. Purposive sampling technique with inclusion criteria was used to recruit 150 parents. The instrument was developed by investigators composing of demographic data and risk behavior of unintentional injury 23 questions. Cronbach’s Alpha was .81. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed. Results revealed that the high risk behaviors of unintentional injury in toddler ranking from the highest score were: (a) fall down, and (b) run out into street in front of their house. The low risk behaviors of unintentional injury scores in toddler ranking from the lowest were: (a) play with matches, candles, lighters, or others; (b) fall out of windows or down the stairways; and (c) get into dangerous substances such as medicine, gasoline, cleaning supplies, and others. Suggestions were for pediatric nurses, educators, institutes of child injury promotion and prevention to provide guidelines for care takers regarding care and safety standard for risk behavior of unintentional child injury in family, community, and nationwide.
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