Objective: The aim of this article was to evaluate the effectiveness of an information provision web-based early intervention via a randomized controlled trial for children and their parents following pediatric unintentional injury.
Method: Participants were randomly assigned to an intervention (n = 29) or a control group (n = 27) following baseline measurements. Further assessment was taken at 4-6 weeks and 6 months post-trauma event.
Results: Analyses revealed that children within the intervention group reported improved anxiety, in comparison to a worsening of symptoms for children in the control group. Furthermore, children who had higher baseline trauma scores reported the intervention to be helpful.
Conclusions: The intervention showed promising results in its ability to aid child recovery.