Development and Evaluation of an Adult Burn Prevention Program


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a targeted burn prevention message on burn safety knowledge and behavior.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: N/A
    • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Prevention
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: April 2011

Detailed Description

Flammable liquid burns comprise 23% of admissions to our burn center. This was a project to test the uptake of the message "Don't be a Flaming Fool" delivered via multi-media campaign.


  • Other: multimedia burn awareness campaign
    • Television commercials x4 delivered 86 times over 10 days plus logo in print media daily in two papers in two cities

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: exposure to multi-media campaign
    • A multimedia campaign highlighting dangers of gasoline and fire was delivered to an intervention region in the state of Queensland

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Changes in burn safety knowledge at 3 months
    • Time Frame: Pre intervention, 3 months post intervention
    • The changes in knowledge regarding the dangers of using petrol or gasoline before and after a media campaign
  • Changes in burn safety knowledge at 12 months
    • Time Frame: pre-intervention and 12 months post-interevention
    • The changes in knowledge regarding the dangers of using petrol or gasoline before and after a media campaign

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • male 16 years of age or older Exclusion criteria – males less than 16 years of age – females

Gender Eligibility: Male

Minimum Age: 16 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • The University of Queensland
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Jennifer Paratz, Research Chair, Burns Trauma Critical Care Research Centre – The University of Queensland
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Michael J Muller, FRACS, Principal Investigator, The University of Queensland

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