Background: Childhood injuries represent an important global health problem. Most unintentional injuries to children under 5 years occur in and around the home as this is where they spend the majority of their time. Methodology: A study will be conducted among the caregivers’ of children between 2 years to 5 years who are the residents in the selected 30 villages of Udupi taluk. Study consists of two phases: Phase I: A cross sectional prevalence survey (N=2040), has already been done to find the prevalence of childhood injury among children between 2 to 5 years. The overall prevalence of injury among children was 98.6% 95%CI [97.6, 99.5]. Phase IIA randomized controlled trial (RCT): A sample size of 150 (10 households/village) from 30 villages will be included in the study, which was calculated statistically. Randomization of participants and villages for intervention and control was done by a person not involved in the study. A home safety supervisory program will be provided for the intervention group, the control group will receive a sham normal child care education. A baseline assessment and repeated follow ups in one month, three month and six month will be done in both the groups. The study outcomes will be assessed at each time.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine