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dc.contributor.advisorDr. Robert Johnsonen_US
dc.creatorJon Morris Johnsonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T16:05:32Z
dc.date.available2008-06-17en_US
dc.date.available2011-12-20T16:05:32Z
dc.date.created2007-11-16en_US
dc.date.issued2007-11-16en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11162007-100815en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/257
dc.description.abstractPublic playground safety is a major public health issue. The foundation of the playground safety movement is grounded by a public demand for safe parks and playground equipment. Significant morbidity and cost is associated with park playground injuries annually. Most playground injuries were attributed to falls. This report provides a descriptive analysis of playground composition and safety using the National Program for Playground Safety safety report card survey instrument for each of the 12 Galveston public park playground areas. All Galveston park playgrounds were found to score “A’s” on these safety surveys. The composition of playground equipment of Galveston parks is primarily climbing equipment, which accounts for 52 percent of the total equipment type. Climbing equipment means more fall risk and potential injuries. Appropriate fall surfacing and maintenance is a key feature in mitigating this risk at Galveston parks.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectplayground safetyen_US
dc.subjectpark safetyen_US
dc.subjectGalveston park playgroundsen_US
dc.titlePlayground safety in Galveston parks: A descriptive analysisen_US
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dc.type.genremajor_paperen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Healthen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas Medical Branchen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPreventative Medicine and Community Healthen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDr. John J. Fraseren_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDr. Daniel H. Freeman, Jr.en_US


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