Bicycles: Helmet Use of Adolescents at Independent Schools

Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, Tharani Anpalagan and Anna Rzepka (Editors)
Infinitas Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

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Helmet use can substantially reduce the risks associated with bicycle injuries, as these protective devices can prevent an array of serious facial injuries. A meta-analysis was carried out looking to summarize studies into the helmet use of adolescents and young adults, where the authors found a U-trend between age and helmet use, with the proportion of individuals regularly wearing a helmet declining first and then rising with reference to the progression of age. The increasing trend in young adults has been well-documented in the literature, but few studies have looked into helmet use among adolescents. In this book, produced in collaboration with the Bicycle Safety and Awareness Club in Ontario, Canada, the authors present survey studies conducted in independent schools in North America, looking into bicycle and helmet use of adolescents. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Section One: Introduction

Chapter 1. Bicycle and Helmet Use of Adolescents: We Need to Study It Again
Ronald Chow and Joav Merrick

Chapter 2. Bicycle and Helmet Use: The Survey Instrument
Ronald Chow

Section Two: Ontario

Chapter 3. Helmet Use of Adolescents at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada
Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, Kendal Young, Andrew Young, Brian Storosko, and Norman Southward

Chapter 4. Helmet Use of Adolescents at Linden School in Toronto, Canada
Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, Beth Alexander, and Janice Gladstone

Chapter 5. Helmet Use of Adolescents at Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto, Canada
Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, and Dave Hecock

Chapter 6. Helmet Use of Adolescents at Elmwood School in Ottawa, Canada
Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, James Whitehouse, and Cheryl Boughton

Section Three: British Columbia

Chapter 7. Helmet Use of Adolescents at Aberdeen Hall in Kelowna, Canada
Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, and Jerry Hesse

Chapter 8. Helmet Use of Adolescents at Southridge School in Surrey, Canada
Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, and Jaclyn Viehweger

Chapter 9. Helmet Use of Adolescents in the Province of British Columbia, Canada
Jaclyn Viehweger, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Sandro Cuzzetto, and Ronald Chow

Section Four: United States Of America

Chapter 10. Helmet Use of Adolescents at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, United States
Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger, Michael Borean, and Drew Hollenberg

Section Five: Overall

Chapter 11. Bicycle and Helmet Use of Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis
Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, Tharani Anpalagan, and Anna Rzepka

Section Six: Acknowledgements

Chapter 12. About the Editors

Chapter 13. About Infinitas Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada

Chapter 14. About Bicycle Safety and Awareness Club, London, Ontario, Canada

Chapter 15. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel

Chapter 16. About the book series: “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health”

Index

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