• Understanding Infants' In-Home Injuries: Context and Correlates

    23 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    AbstractRationaleInfancy is a time of elevated risk of injury. Past research has focused mostly on the type of injuries, leaving many gaps in knowledge about contextual information that could aid in injury prevention planning.MethodsIn this longitudinal study, a participant-event recording method was used in which mothers tracked their infants' home injuries through three motor development stages (sitting up independently, crawling, and walking). A contextual analysis elucidated where injuries occurred, their type and severity, the infant's and parent's behaviors at the time, if the infant...
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  • Infants' In-Home Injuries: Implications and Future Directions

    23 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    As infants' motor skills improve over time, they can better explore their environments; however, infants have minimal skills to appraise danger. Unintentional injuries in the home are a leading cause of death for young children (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control , 2020) and are often the result of hazardous interactions and/or engaging in unsafe behaviors (e.g., climbing onto bookcases; Morrongiello et al., 2021 ; Pickett et al., 2003 ). The rate of unintentional injuries increases as motor skills improve. Past research on young children's injuries provided information...
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