- •Falls tend to occur in the presence of a parent-caregiver, yet their perspectives on fall risk are often not considered or incorporated into routine messaging about falls prevention in pediatric care settings.
- •Evidence indicates that health behaviors and responses to health advice are strongly influenced by parent mental representations of illness which also include their children’s unique identities.
- •Falls prevention education in pediatrics should be individualized, sensitive to what parent-caregivers already know and understand about their children's health and risk and differentiated based on the age of the child.
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