Child Booster Seat use in China: A Focus Group Study

Principal Investigators: Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Joan Ozanne-Smith, MD, MBBS, MPH, Monash University, Australia

This study investigated the amount of knowledge relating to child restraint systems, specifically booster seats, that parents in Beijing, China possess. This information was then used to select and design interventions targeted toward parents in Beijing. These interventions were shown to parents in Fall 2007 and researchers collected the reactions and behavioral changes resulting from the programs. Booster seats were provided to enrolled parents, allowing for actual behavior changes to be monitored throughout the course of the study.