Children & Youth Archives - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

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A qualitative investigation of unsupervised outdoor activities for 10- to 13-year-old children: “I like adventuring but I don’t like adventuring without being careful”


Researchers interviewed children 10 to 13-years-old living in Canada about their feelings of safety and level of activity around unsupervised outdoor play.

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Setting the baseline: a description of cannabis poisonings at a Canadian pediatric hospital prior to the legalization of recreational cannabis


The study looks at the three-year period before recreational cannabis legalization in Canada in order to set a baseline for future comparisons. Researchers extracted data from the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting & Prevention Program (CHIRPP) database between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018. Suggested Citation: Cheng P, Zargaran A, Rajabali F, Turcotte K, Babul S. Original quantitative research – Setting the baseline: a description of cannabis poisonings at a…

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Categorizing mothers’ and fathers’ conceptualizations of children’s serious play‐related injuries: “You won’t grow a finger back.”


This study observed differences between rural and urban parents’ attitudes towards serious injury in both British Columbia and Quebec and differences between mothers and fathers.

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Does disallowing body checking in non-elite 13- to 14-year-old ice hockey leagues reduce rates of injury and concussion? A cohort study in two Canadian provinces


In this 2-year cohort study, Bantam non-elite ice hockey players were recruited from leagues where policy allowed body checking in games (Calgary/Edmonton 2014–2015, Edmonton 2015–2016) and where policy disallowed body checking (Kelowna/Vancouver 2014–2015, Calgary 2015–2016). Policy change disallowing body checking in non-elite Bantam ice hockey resulted in a 56% lower rate of injury. There is growing evidence that disallowing body checking in youth ice hockey is associated with fewer injuries….

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Association between neighbourhood socioeconomic features and residential fire incidence, related casualties and children: a cross-sectional population-based study in 4 Canadian provinces


A child’s risk of death or injury in a residential fire was greatly reduced in neighbourhoods with larger than average households.

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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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