This research project was made possible by a grant from the Maxicare Research Foundation, Inc.
Increased Safety Belt Use Following Education in Childbirth Classes
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 148–152, September 1987
How to Cite
Chang, A., Magwene, K. and Frand, E. (1987), Increased Safety Belt Use Following Education in Childbirth Classes. Birth, 14: 148–152. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1987.tb01477.x
The authors thank the childbirth educators and the families who participated in this study. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Anaheim, California, November 1984.
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: A passenger safety curriculum was developed and implemented for expectant mothers and coaches attending Lamaze childbirth classes at a prepaid health plan. Women in the minimal and moderate intervention groups increased their safety belt use from 19.4 to 28.6% and 13.5 to 24.2%, respectively. Women in the control group and all the husbands or coaches did not show an increase. As adult mandatory safety belt legislation is enacted, additional efforts to promote safety belt use in adult family members are needed.