Playground safety in Galveston parks: A descriptive analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Robert Johnson en_US
dc.creator Jon Morris Johnson en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-20T16:05:32Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-17 en_US
dc.date.available 2011-12-20T16:05:32Z
dc.date.created 2007-11-16 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-11-16 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-11162007-100815 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/257
dc.description.abstract Public 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.medium electronic en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Copyright © 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.subject playground safety en_US
dc.subject park safety en_US
dc.subject Galveston park playgrounds en_US
dc.title Playground safety in Galveston parks: A descriptive analysis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.type.genre major_paper en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Public Health en_US
thesis.degree.level Master en_US
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas Medical Branch en_US
thesis.degree.department Preventative Medicine and Community Health en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dr. John J. Fraser en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dr. Daniel H. Freeman, Jr. en_US

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