Development, implementation and evaluation of an educational intervention to prevent low speed vehicle run-over events: lessons learned

Griffin, Bronwyn, Watt, Kerrianne, Kimble, Roy and Shields, Linda (2018) Development, implementation and evaluation of an educational intervention to prevent low speed vehicle run-over events: lessons learned. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 4: . doi:10.3390/ijerph15040685


Author Griffin, Bronwyn
Watt, Kerrianne
Kimble, Roy
Shields, Linda
Title Development, implementation and evaluation of an educational intervention to prevent low speed vehicle run-over events: lessons learned
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1660-4601
1661-7827
Publication date 2018-04-05
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph15040685
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 15
Issue 4
Total pages 14
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher MDPI AG
Language eng
Abstract There is a growing body of literature regarding low speed vehicle runover (LSVRO) events among children. To date, no literature exists on evaluation of interventions to address this serious childhood injury. Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour regarding LSVROs were assessed via survey at a shopping centre (pre-intervention), then five months later (post-intervention), to investigate the effect of a population level educational intervention in Queensland, Australia. Participants' knowledge regarding frequency of LSVRO events was poor. No participant demonstrated 'adequate behaviour' in relation to four safe driveway behaviours pre-intervention; this increased at post-intervention (< 0.05). Most of the sample perceived other's driveway behaviour as inadequate, and this reduced significantly (<0.05). Perceived effectiveness of LSVRO prevention strategies increased from pre- to post-intervention, but not significantly. TV was the greatest source of knowledge regarding LSVROs pre- and post-intervention. This study provides some evidence that the educational campaign and opportunistic media engagement were successful in increasing awareness and improving behaviour regarding LSVROs. While there are several limitations to this study, our experience reflects the 'real-world' challenges associated with implementing prevention strategies. We suggest a multi-faceted approach involving media (including social media), legislative changes, subsidies (for reversing cameras), and education to prevent LSVROs.
Keyword Adolescent
Child
Educational intervention
Injury prevention and control
Low speed vehicle runover (LSVRO)
Transport
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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