Effectiveness of gun-safety counseling and a gun lock giveaway in a Hispanic community
Carbone, P. S.
Clemens, C. J.
Ball, T. M.
Publication: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Education/Counseling Ethnicity Ownership Storage
Keywords: Accident Prevention/ methods Arizona/ethnology COUNSELING Child HISPANIC Americans
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At a predominantly (60%) Hispanic pediatric clinic, 151 gun-owning families were identified and participated in the study. Participants were divided into two groups: one received gun-safety counseling, a gun-safety brochure, and a free gun lock (intervention) and the other received usual anticipatory guidance (control). Of those who received the intervention, 61.6% of the families removed all guns from their homes or improved their gun storage safety practice in some way as compared to 26.9% of the control families. Of those who continued to keep guns in the home, 26.0% of the intervention group improved the use of locked storage of guns compared with 3.1% of those the controls.
Carbone, P. S., Clemens, C. J., & Ball, T. M. (2005). Effectiveness of gun-safety counseling and a gun lock giveaway in a Hispanic community. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 159(11), 1049-1054.
Carbone, P. S., C. J. Clemens, and T. M. Ball. "Effectiveness of Gun-Safety Counseling and a Gun Lock Giveaway in a Hispanic Community." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159.11 (2005): 1049-54.