Uncovering evidence on community-based injury prevention: A review of programme effectiveness and factors influencing effectivenes

Nilsen, P. and Yorkston, E. K. (2007) Uncovering evidence on community-based injury prevention: A review of programme effectiveness and factors influencing effectivenes. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 14 4: 241-250. doi:10.1080/17457300701736726


Author Nilsen, P.
Yorkston, E. K.
Title Uncovering evidence on community-based injury prevention: A review of programme effectiveness and factors influencing effectivenes
Journal name International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1745-7300
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17457300701736726
Volume 14
Issue 4
Start page 241
End page 250
Total pages 10
Editor M. L. Rosenberg
W. Rogmans
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
321206 Preventive Medicine
321214 Health and Community Services
730213 Preventive medicine
750300 Community Service (excl. Work)
Formatted abstract
This study examines systematic reviews of community-based injury prevention programmes to obtain an overview of the evidence base on the effectiveness of these programmes and to analyse how effectiveness is measured and the extent to which factors contributing to achieving programme effectiveness are examined in these reviews. Thirteen systematic reviews were found, encompassing a total of 121 programmes. The results reinforced the well-documented point that the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based injury prevention programmes is inconsistent. Some of the programmes targeting specific injury categories, e.g. specific injury types and/or age groups, were successful, whilst more broadly targeted programmes demonstrated less convincing results. Effectiveness was predominantly measured as injury rate reductions. Only one of the reviews identified contextual factors that could have impacted on programme effectiveness. To advance the field, researchers and systematic reviews need to include evidence on factors that may explain how the effects were achieved.
Keyword Systematic review
Evidence base
Effectiveness
Community-based
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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