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Baby walkers: paediatricians’ knowledge, attitudes, and health promotion
  1. K Rhodes1,
  2. D Kendrick2,
  3. J Collier3
  1. 1University of Nottingham Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre, Clifton Boulevard, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2Division of General Practice, Floor 13, Tower Building, University Park, Nottingham, UK
  3. 3Academic Division of Child Health, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr D Kendrick
    Division of General Practice, Floor 13, Tower Building, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK; denise.kendricknottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

Paediatricians were surveyed about baby walker knowledge, attitudes, and practice. Advising about walkers was associated with working in community paediatrics, treating walker related injuries, knowledge about walkers, and positive attitudes towards walker health promotion. Greater knowledge about walkers was associated with more negative attitudes to walkers. Educating paediatricians and parents about the risks of, and alternatives to using walkers is important.

  • baby walkers
  • infant walkers
  • paediatrician
  • health promotion
  • attitudes
  • knowledge
  • injuries
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