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Type Journal Article - BMC public health
Title Community perceptions of unintentional child injuries in Makwanpur district of Nepal: a qualitative study
Volume 14
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-14-476
In Nepal, childhood unintentional injury is an emerging public health problem but it has not been prioritised on national health agenda. There is lack of literature on community perceptions about child injuries. This study has explored community perceptions about child injuries and how injuries can be prevented.

Focus group discussions were conducted with mothers, school students and community health volunteers from urban and rural parts of Makwanpur district in Nepal. FGDs were conducted in Nepali languages. These were recorded, transcribed and translated into English. A theoretical framework was identified and thematic analysis conducted.

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