Developmental approach to injury prevention

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1985 Feb;32(1):17-29. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)34753-8.


Children's developmentally diverse temperament, motivation, and competencies, when viewed through the lens of the agent-host-environment model, help us understand the child's contribution to the occurrence of injury. Pediatricians can use this information to individualize their safety counseling.

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention
  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Child
  • Child Behavior
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Motivation
  • Temperament
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*