Information-provision intervention for children and their parents following paediatric accidental injury

Kenardy, J.A., Thompson, K., Le Brocque, R.M. and Olsson, K. (2008) Information-provision intervention for children and their parents following paediatric accidental injury. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 17 5: 316-325. doi:10.1007/s00787-007-0673-5


Author Kenardy, J.A.
Thompson, K.
Le Brocque, R.M.
Olsson, K.
Title Information-provision intervention for children and their parents following paediatric accidental injury
Journal name European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1018-8827
1435-165X
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00787-007-0673-5
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 5
Start page 316
End page 325
Total pages 10
Editor Buitelaar, J.K.
Place of publication Heidelberg
Publisher Steinkopff Verlag
Language eng
Subject 321204 Mental Health
920410 Mental Health
C1
Abstract Objective This study evaluated an early intervention for children and their parents following pediatric accidental injury. Method Information booklets provided to participants within 72 h of the initial trauma detailed common responses to trauma, the common time course of symptoms, and suggestions for minimizing any post-trauma distress. Following admission for traumatic injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, falls and sporting injuries a total of 103 children (aged 7-15) and their parents were evaluated at pre-intervention, 1 month, and 6 months posttrauma. The intervention (N = 33) was delivered to one of two hospitals, the second hospital was the control (N = 70). Results Analyses indicated that the intervention reduced child anxiety symptoms at 1-month follow-up and parental posttraumatic intrusion symptoms and overall posttraumatic symptoms at the 6-month follow-up. No other differences between the intervention and control groups were found. Conclusion Overall, the information-based early intervention is simple, cost-effective method of reducing child and parent distress post-trauma.
Keyword Psychology, Developmental
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Psychology
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
PEDIATRICS
PSYCHIATRY, SCI
PSYCHIATRY, SSCI
PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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