Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI July 2022
August 2, 2022

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from July 2022 gathered by CHOP's Dr. Patty Huang.

Willing to Talk About Gun Safety

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that both gun owning and non-gun owning parents/caregivers were open to discussing safe firearm storage practices with their children's pediatricians. 

Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes: Impact of ADHD

The presence of ADHD (pre- and post-injury) among youth with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury was associated with greater deficits in executive function, functional impairment, parental depression, and parental distress. 

Dr. Joel Fein: Hometown Hero

CIRP's own Dr. Joel Fein, co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention, was honored by channel 6abc as a "Hometown Hero" for his work on a recently opened memorial for victims of gun violence.  

Antipoverty Programs Associated with Lower Child Maltreatment Reports

Antipoverty programs, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, were associated with lowered state level child maltreatment reports. For each $1,000 of per-child tax refunds, there was a 5% reduction in state level child maltreatment reports in the immediate weeks following the refunds.   

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 1 in 15 males and 1 in 50 females reported gun carrying (for non-hunting or sporting reasons) and that gun carrying was more likely among those with violence-related experiences, suicidal ideation or attempts, or substance use. 

Effective Interventions for Road Traffic Injuries: An International Perspective

In this Lancet review article on road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries, researchers assess the impact of effective clinical interventions and trauma care systems on mortality from these  injuries.