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Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries

  1. Samantha Turner1,*,
  2. Geri Arthur2,
  3. Ronan A Lyons1,
  4. Alison L Weightman3,
  5. Mala K Mann3,
  6. Sarah J Jones4,
  7. Ann John2,
  8. Simon Lannon5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 16 FEB 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003600.pub3


How to Cite

Turner S, Arthur G, Lyons RA, Weightman AL, Mann MK, Jones SJ, John A, Lannon S. Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003600. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003600.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Swansea University, School of Medicine, Swansea, UK

  2. 2

    School of Medicine, Public Health Wales; Swansea University, Swansea, UK

  3. 3

    Information Services, Cardiff University, Support Unit for Research Evidence (SURE), Cardiff, Wales, UK

  4. 4

    Cardiff University, Public Health Wales; Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff, UK

  5. 5

    Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff, UK

*Samantha Turner, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Grove Building, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK. s.turner@swansea.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 16 FEB 2011

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Jenson 2002 {published data only}
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Huang 2003 {published data only}
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Kelly 1987 {published data only}
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Kerse 2004 {published data only}
Laffoy 1997 {published data only}
Lamb 2008 {published data only}
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Lin 2007 {published data only}
Llewellyn 2003 {published data only}
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Morgenstern 2000 {published data only}
Nelson 2005 {published data only}
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Northridge 1995 {published data only}
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Ozanne-Smith 2002 {published data only}
Paul 1994 {published data only}
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Peel 2000 {published data only}
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Petridou 1996 {published data only}
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Ramsey 2003 {published data only}
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Schwarz 1993 {published data only}
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Spiegel 1977 {published data only}
Steinberg 2000 {published data only}
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Tanner 2003 {published data only}
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