Facilitators and barriers for the adoption, implementation and monitoring of child safety interventions: A multinational qualitative analysis

Beatrice Scholtes, Peter Schröder-Bäck, J. Morag Mackay, Joanne Vincenten, Katharina Förster, Helmut Brand

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Abstract

The efficiency and effectiveness of child safety interventions are determined by the quality of the implementation process. This multinational European study aimed to identify facilitators and barriers for the three phases of implementation: adoption, implementation and monitoring (AIM process). Twenty-seven participants from across the WHO European Region were invited to provide case studies of child safety interventions from their country. Cases were selected by the authors to ensure broad coverage of injury issues, age groups and governance level of implementation (eg, national, regional or local). Each participant presented their case and provided a written account according to a standardised template. Presentations and question and answer sessions were recorded. The presentation slides, written accounts and the notes taken during the workshops were analysed using thematic content analysis to elicit facilitators and barriers. Twenty-six cases (from 26 different countries) were presented and analysed. Facilitators and barriers were identified within eight general themes, applicable across the AIM process: management and collaboration; resources; leadership; nature of the intervention; political, social and cultural environment; visibility; nature of the injury problem and analysis and interpretation. The importance of the quality of the implementation process for intervention effectiveness, coupled with limited resources for child safety makes it more difficult to achieve successful actions. The findings of this study, divided by phase of the AIM process, provide practitioners with practical suggestions, where proactive planning might help increase the likelihood of effective implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-204
Number of pages8
JournalInjury Prevention
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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