Home safety practices to prevent child injury and its association with family and children's daily routines in Japan: A cross-sectional study

Chikako Honda, Takashi Naruse, Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Natsuki Yamamoto, Satoko Nagata

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Abstract

Aim: To investigate the association between children and their families' daily life routines and the implementation of safety practices in their homes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire among parents of 3-year-old children, who visited a public health center in Tokyo for their health checkups. Associations between the implementation of safety practices and family and children's basic daily routines were assessed using a multivariate logistic regression. Results: Data from 336 parents were analyzed. Three items were found to be significantly related to the non-implementation of safety practices, such as “television-watching behavior: after 8:00 p.m.” (adjusted odds ratio = 1.88, p =.02), “washing hands: not every time after getting home” (adjusted odds ratio = 2.24, p =.02), and “Family Routines Inventory: lower score” (a measurement of the routinization of a family's daily life; adjusted odds ratio =.83, p =.01). Conclusion: The cumulative results suggest that the lack of safety practices implementation signify nonadherence to daily routine practices by parents.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12274
JournalJapan Journal of Nursing Science
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

Keywords

  • accident prevention
  • child rearing
  • parent–child relations
  • public health nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Research and Theory

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