Illness as a predisposing factor to scalds in children: an exploratory study.

Leaver, J. and Coad, J. (2009) Illness as a predisposing factor to scalds in children: an exploratory study. Paediatric nursing, 21 (10). pp. 38-44. ISSN 09629513 (ISSN)

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Abstract

AIM: To explore whether the presence of illness is a predisposing factor to scalds in children aged five years and under. METHOD: A mixed methodology approach was used in this exploratory study. The results from the questionnaire phase are reported in this article. Questionnaires (n = 90) were sent out to the parents and carers of all children who had been admitted to a regional paediatric burns unit with scalds in the previous year. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. FINDINGS: These supported many of the findings in the literature. A typical child who had been scalded was a male toddler who was injured in the kitchen of his own home in the presence of a carer. Half of the children in this study were unwell around the time of the accident. CONCLUSION: Although this was a small pilot study, the need for parents and health carers to be vigilant is highlighted particularly when a child is unwell.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: age distribution, article, attitude to health, burn, child, child welfare, common cold, drinking behavior, epidemiology, female, home accident, human, male, nursing methodology research, parent, pilot study, preschool child, psychological aspect, qualitative research, questionnaire, retrospective study, risk assessment, sex ratio, statistics, tooth eruption, United Kingdom, Accidents, Home, Age Distribution, Attitude to Health, Burns, Causality, Child, Child Welfare, Child, Preschool, Common Cold, Drinking Behavior, England, Female, Humans, Male, Nursing Methodology Research, Parents, Pilot Projects, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, Retrospective Studies, Risk Assessment, Sex Distribution, Tooth Eruption
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 16:04
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2435

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