Pediatric counseling and subsequent use of smoke detectors

Am J Public Health. 1982 Apr;72(4):392-3. doi: 10.2105/ajph.72.4.392.


Effects of a brief educational and purchase program concerning home fires and smoke detectors by two pediatricians were compared to "routine" counseling without such a program using two groups each of 120 patients of well children. Inspection performed four to six weeks after the office visits showed that of 55 experimental group parents without detectors prior to the program, 26 purchased and 19 installed them correctly. No control group parents did so.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Counseling
  • Equipment Safety*
  • Female
  • Fires
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pediatrics
  • Physician's Role*
  • Role*
  • Smoke*


  • Smoke