Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 9 - 2021
The Knowledge Level of Parents about Kitchen Accidents Occuring in Children Aged 1 - 5 Years Old
Mehmet Semih Demirtas1,2*
1Department of Pediatrics, Aksaray Education and Research Hospital, Aksaray, Turkey
2PhD Student, Department of Pediatrics Social Pediatrics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Mehmet Semih Demirtaş, Department of Pediatrics, Aksaray Education and Research Hospital, Aksaray, Turkey.
Received: August 07, 2021; Published: August 30, 2021


Objective: Kitchen accidents occurs in children under 5 years of age due to negligence are seen as an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In our study, we aim to measure the level of knowledge and increase the awareness of parents about kitchen accidents that can be seen common in childhood between the ages of 1 - 5.

Materials and Methods: It was carried out with a total of 158 parents whom has children between the ages of 1 - 5 who applied to the Pediatric outpatient clinic between January and March 2021. The questionnaire consisting of 2 parts asked the socio-demographic information of the parents, information about children and the accidents that may occur in the kitchen.

Results: The percentage of keeping flammable/burning tools such as matches/lighters used in the kitchen out of the reach of children is 88.6%; the cleaning items are kept out of the reach of their children 63.9%. A total of 20 (80%) out of 25 university graduates who knew that, the pot and pan handles inward away from the edge of the stove during cooking, and 6 out of 20 (30%) who did not not educated + primary school graduates were found to be significant (p = 0.001).

Conclusion: It emphasizes the need to improve parents' knowledge of kitchen accident injuries. Healthcare providers, especially hospitals, should inform families about accidents and precautions that may occur in the kitchen in pediatric and pediatric surgery clinics and pediatric emergency services.


Keywords: Neglect; Household Accidents; Children; Kitchen Accidents; Parents


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