Author: Brussoni M

Landscapes for play: Effects of an intervention to promote nature-based risky play in early childhood centres


We examined the effects of an intervention to increase opportunities for nature and risky play in the outdoor play environments of two childcare centres using a repeated measures mixed methods design.

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Risk Engagement and Protection Survey (REPS): Developing and validating a survey tool on fathers’ attitudes towards child injury protection and risk engagement


Fathers play a unique role in keeping children safe from injury yet understanding of their views and attitudes towards protecting children from injury and allowing them to engage in risks is limited.

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Aboriginal Community-Level Predictors of Injury-Related Hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada


Using an ecological approach, we analyzed linked data from British Columbia’s (BC) universal health care insurance plan, worker compensation, vital statistics, and census databases to identify community-level risk markers for hospitalization due to injury among the Aboriginal population of BC.

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Injury Hospitalizations Due to Unintentional Falls among the Aboriginal Population of British Columbia, Canada: Incidence, Changes over Time, and Ecological Analysis of Risk Markers, 1991-2010


Our project describes variability among injury categories, time periods, and geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic groups. This report focuses on unintentional falls.

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Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?


To reflect on the role of risk-taking and risky play in child development and consider recommendations for the injury prevention field, a symposium was held prior to the November 2013 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference.

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Construct validity and impact of mode of administration of the PedsQL™ among a pediatric injury population


The purpose of this study was to determine the construct validity of the PedsQL™ health related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument for use among injured children and to examine the impact of using different modes of administration, including paper and pencil, online and telephone.

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