Center for Injury Research and Prevention

The Cellie Coping Kit for Children with Injury: Initial Feasibility, Acceptability, and Outcomes

TitleThe Cellie Coping Kit for Children with Injury: Initial Feasibility, Acceptability, and Outcomes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMarsac ML, Weiss D, Kohser K, Van Allen J, Seegan P, Ostrowski-Delahanty S, McGar A, Winston FK, Kassam-Adams N
JournalChild Care Health Dev
Date Published2018 Apr 15

PURPOSE: Physical and psychological challenges can arise from paediatric injury, which can impact child health outcomes. Evidence-based resources to promote recovery are limited. The low cost, portable Cellie Coping Kit for Children with Injury provides evidence-based strategies to help children manage injury-related challenges. This study aimed to describe intervention feasibility and explore initial outcomes (learning, quality of life [QOL], and trauma symptoms).

METHODS: Three independent pilot studies were conducted. Child-parent dyads (n = 61) participated in the intervention; ~36% completed a 4-week follow-up assessment.

RESULTS: Results suggested that the intervention was feasible (e.g., 95% of parents would recommend the intervention; >85% reported that it was easy to use). Over 70% of participants reported learning new skills. No statistically significant differences were detected for children's QOL or trauma symptoms preintervention to postintervention.

CONCLUSION: Preliminary research suggests that the Cellie Coping Kit for Children with Injuries is a feasible, low-cost, preventive intervention, which may provide families with strategies to promote recovery from paediatric injury. Future research, including a randomized controlled trial, ought to further examine targeted long-term intervention outcomes.

Alternate JournalChild Care Health Dev
PubMed ID29656405