|Title||Drowning risk and prevention in minority communities|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Dr. Quan, MD, L, Bennett, E|
|Conference Name||World Conference on Drowning Prevention|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||Porto, Portugal|
Context: In many countries, minorities have the highest drowning rates. These racial/ethnic disparities in drowning risks are unexplained. In Washington State, USA, Asian children/teens had the highest pediatric drowning rates.
Methods: Focus groups were conducted with Vietnamese parents and teenagers to discern their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors around recreational water. This information drove development of a community based intervention.
Project/Partners: Seattle Parks Department, Vietnamese Professionals Society, Department of Health
Results: Focus groups lacked prevention beliefs, familiarity, skills, or safe supervision of children around recreational waters, and limited financial resources. From this we
Implications: This project could be a model drowning intervention for specific high risk minorities.
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