Year: 1998 Source: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, v.16, no.3, (May 1998), p.257-261 SIEC No: 20031170

This study evaluated the impact of a mail information campaign on emergency department professionals’ knowledge about the lethal role of firearms in suicide, knowledge of appropriate strategies for warning caregivers of adolescents who have attempted suicide about firearms, & practices with respect to the delivery of such warnings. The pattern of results suggests that the intervention may have effected changes in knowledge while having little impact on behavior. Findings are discussed. (18 refs)