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dc.contributor.authorLoos, Colleen
dc.contributor.authorOldenburg, Brian
dc.contributor.authorO'Hara, Lily
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-15T05:20:37Z
dc.date.available2018-03-15T05:20:37Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.adu.ac.ae/handle/1/683
dc.descriptionLoos, C., Oldenburg, B., & O'hara, L. (2001). Planning of a community‐based approach to injury control and safety promotion in a rural community. Australian journal of rural health, 9(5), 222-228.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the planning of a community-based approach to injury control and safety pro- motion, the Kolan Injury Prevention Program. The process involved the establishment of a local steering committee, 11 months of injury surveillance, a critical review of the evidence base, community consultations and assessment of community resources. There were 412 recorded injury cases during the surveillance period, with higher rates among men, manual workers, those aged 15 – 34 years, sport / leisure activities and around the home and farm. Salient issues for residents included a lack of access to safety information and skills, particularly with regard to first aid and bush fire for isolated residents and rurally inexperienced new residents. While injury prevention was identified as an important issue for the community, the rapidly changing size and nature of the community and its infrastructure made this a particularly challenging issue. Challenges included limited availability of volunteers from key sectors, lack of formal data collection systems, difficulties in mobilising support for a broad issue like injury, limited communication networks and the negative impact of distance and role uncertainty on community ownership of the program. This case study illustrates the steps involved in an effective community-based needs assessment addressing injury prevention. Such an approach, if carried out systematically, will help ensure that the strategies and programs developed will be both appropriate and likely to obtain the support of the local communityen_US
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dc.publisherWiley Online Libraryen_US
dc.subjectCommunityen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectSafetyen_US
dc.titlePlanning of a community-based approach to injury control and safety promotion in a rural communityen_US
dc.title.alternativeColleen Loos Brian Oldenburg Lily O’Haraen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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