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Child Health Nurs Res. 2017 Jan;23(1):91-100. Korean. Original Article.
Kim SJ , Lee JM , Min JY .
Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Chejuhalla University, Jeju, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate parents' perception and behaviors in the case of a child safety accident. METHODS: The participants were 254 parents of children under 12 years old. Data were collected from October 12 to November 25, 2016 using self-report questionnaire. RESULTS: The mean score for parental perception and behaviors showed a high score of 3.12±0.30. In addition, the top three categories were drug management (3.45±0.54), prevention of burns (3.34±0.52), and vehicle safety (3.34±0.44). The overall difference in categories of perception and behaviors about child safety accidents according to demographic characteristics of participants, was developmental age (F=5.616, p=.004). Most of the categories had significant correlation with other categories. CONCLUSION: Findings in this study show parental perception and behaviors were relatively high. It is recommended that safety education for parents should be done for a healthy life for their children.

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