Injury Prevention – cast your vote for a paper #PHTwitJC 27

The next #PHtwitJC is on Wednesday the 31st July at 8.00pm (BST). All contributions are welcome – and this time @duncautumnstore will be a guest presenter.

The topic for the journal club is injury prevention. Injuries are often grouped into categories such as road injury, self-harm (including suicide), falls, interpersonal violence, drowning, or poisoning. Together they represent a major burden on health – traffic injuries alone are the eighth most common cause of death world-wide.

Whilst there are many interventions that limit the severity of injuries after or during the event that causes them, the papers selected for this journal club look at several different ways of preventing injuries from occurring, such as though advocacy, legislation, or the design of the built environment.

The full citations and URLs are listed below the poll.  Please vote for your favourite that you’d like to discuss in the journal club. Voting will close late on Monday 22nd July.

Full references and links

ALLEN E, Hill A, Tranter E, Sheehan K. (2013) Playground Safety and Quality in Chicago. Pediatrics Vol. 131 No. 2 February 1, pp. 233-241. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0643. Full text link

CHAPMAN S, Alpers P, Agho K, Jones M. (2006) Australia’s 1996 gun law reforms: faster falls in firearm deaths, firearm suicides, and a decade without mass shootings. Inj Prev 12:365-372 doi:10.1136/ip.2006.013714. Full text link

GARVIN E, Cannuscio C, Branas C. (2013) Greening vacant lots to reduce violent crime: a randomised controlled trial. Inj Prev 19:198-203 doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040439. Full text link

LYONS RA, Kendrick D, Towner EML, Coupland C, Hayes M, et al. (2013) The Advocacy for Pedestrian Safety Study: Cluster Randomised Trial Evaluating a Political Advocacy Approach to Reduce Pedestrian Injuries in Deprived Communities. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060158. Full text link

REYNOLDS C, Harris M, Teschke K, Cripton P, Winters M. (2009) The impact of transportation infrastructure on bicycling injuries and crashes: a review of the literature. Environmental Health, 8:47 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-8-47. Full text link

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