Reports & Publications

Mixed methods study exploring parent engagement in child health research in British Columbia


The objective of this study was to explore parent perspectives of and interest in an interactive knowledge translation platform called Child-Sized KT that proposes to catalyse the collaboration of patients, families, practitioners and researchers in patient-oriented research at British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH). Smith J, Pike I, Brussoni M, Tucker L, Masse L, Mah JWT, Boudreau A, Mount D, Bonaguro R, Glegg S, Amed S. Mixed methods study exploring parent engagement in child health…

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Changes in parents’ perceived injury risk after a medically-attended injury to their child


This study examines when, in the year following a medically-attended injury, parents perceive the greatest risk of injury recurrence. Since perception of injury risk is associated with parental preventive behavior, this can inform decisions on the timing of parent-targeted interventions to prevent re-injury. Study participants were 186 English-fluent parents of children 0 to 16 years, presenting at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital for an unintentional pediatric injury. Parents were excluded if…

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Avoiding a dystopian future for children’s play


Children’s play is increasingly controlled, costly and standardised. Risk aversion has resulted in attempts to eliminate all danger despite the limited health burden of play-related injuries and missing cost–benefit evidence. We provide recommendations for play providers, standard setters, inspectors and public health.

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Public attitudes towards the preventability of transport and non-transport related injuries: Can a social marketing campaign make a difference?


Substantial efforts devoted to decreasing the burden of transport-related injuries (TRIs) in Canada, including public awareness campaigns aiming to influence attitudes and behaviors, may lead the public to perceive other types of injuries differently. This study examined the relationship between public perception of the preventability of injuries and the type of injury (TRIs vs. non-transport unintentional injuries (NTUIs)); and assessed whether exposure to a social marketing campaign (Preventable) influenced this association.

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The Influence of Electrical Fires in Residential Homes: Geospatial Analysis Pointing to Vulnerable Locations and Equipment Failures


The purpose of this study is to aid inspectors by determining whether certain jurisdiction types, living spaces in the home (in particular basements), or equipment in the home carry increased risks for electrical fires and should be inspected with higher priority.

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Area-based socioeconomic disparities in mortality due to unintentional injury and youth suicide in British Columbia, 2009–2013


This paper quantified the socioeconomic status-related disparities in the mortality burden of three British Columbia’s provincial injury prevention priority areas: falls among seniors, transport injury, and youth suicide. Mortality data (2009 to 2013) from Vital Statistics and dissemination area or local health area level socioeconomic data from CensusPlus 2011 were linked to examine five-year age-standardized mortality rates (ASMRs) and disparities in ASMRs of unintentional injuries and subtypes including falls among…

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