Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 4):S21-4
Promoting a safer household environment: a volunteer-based home visit programme
CB Chow, WL Cheung, CC Chan, YC Chan, PK Lui, JCY Cheng
Department of Paediatrics, Princess Margaret Hospital, 2-10 Princess Margaret Hospital Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
The present study provides evidence supporting the effectiveness of home visits by paraprofessionals to promote active prevention strategies against injuries among caregivers of infants and toddlers. The present effort should be viewed as one of the first in a series of attempts addressing the tension between programme accountability and financial sustainability in affecting community prevention programmes involving trained volunteers.