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Zehra Aydin, Nurse Tugba Cankaya and Selen Ozakar Akca
Hitit University, Turkey
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Pediat Therapeut
This study was designed and carried out to determine the attitude of mothers with 0-6 years old children towards safety measures taken against home accidents and the effects of home accidents training on mothersâ�?�? knowledge level. The study has been carried out in the city of �?�?orum in Turkey between the dates of 20.11.14-03.03.15. 200 mothers who had kindergarten children in the age group of 0-6 and who agreed to take part in the study were included and constituted the study sample. The data of the study was collected by using Questionnaire Survey Data and applying the Scale for Identification of the Safety Measures Taken by Mothers to Prevent Home Accidents of Children in the 0-6 age group. It was determined that there is a statistically significant difference between the income level of mothers, family type, accident status of children and the obtained point average from the scale (p<0.01). While the scale point average before training (BT) was 70.95�?±13.41 the point average after training (AT) has been identified as 151.72�?±61.67. It was determined that the difference of point averages between BT and AT is statistically significant (p<0.001). The training for the prevention of home accidents provided to mothers has led to an increase in knowledge on this topic and it has been determined that mothers whose children had an accident before have gained experience as a result of those accidents. Therefore it is highly recommended to increase the awareness of mothers on the prevention of home accidents.
Zehra Aydin is a PhD student in Istanbul University Institute of Health Science. She has been working in Hitit University Health School since 2013.