Arexis M, Feron G, Brindisi M-C A scoping review of emotion regulation and inhibition in emotional eating and binge-eating disorder: what about a continuum?. J Eat Disord. 2023; 11

Kane D, Kennedy KM, Flood K, Eogan M. General practice trainees' understanding of post sexual assault care: the impact of a specialist educational intervention. Ir J Med Sci. 2023;

Lazzarino AI, Salkind JA, Amati F Inequalities in mental health service utilisation by children and young people: a population survey using linked electronic health records from Northwest London, UK. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2023; 0:1-8

Van Balen NIM, Simon MH, Botman M Effectiveness of prevention programmes on the rate of burn injuries in children: a systematic review. Inj Prev. 2023; 0:1-7


02 February 2024
Volume 35 · Issue 2


George Winter provides an overview of recently published articles that may be of interest to practice nurses. Should you wish to look at any of the papers in more detail, a full reference is provided.

Each year globally, burns cause the deaths of around 96 000 people aged under 20 years, with children especially susceptible. This is cited by van Balen et al (2023), whose review considers the effectiveness of preventive programmes on the actual rate of burn injuries among those aged up to 19 years old.

Fourteen relevant studies were evaluated, nine of which reported a significant reduction in burn injury rate, with five showing no effect on the number of burn injuries. Those studies that focused on high-risk populations and combined active with passive preventive strategies were found to be successful. One reason that media campaigns alone are ineffective appears to be related to the size of the target group. In smaller study populations, target groups are more involved in burn prevention programmes, with interventions directly targeted at the study populations. By contrast, in larger study populations targeted by preventive strategies like media campaigns, it can be difficult for the preventive measures to reach the whole target group, thus impairing a programme's effectiveness.

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