The goal was to use Canadian specific data from the most recent cycle of the Health Behaviour of School-Aged Children Survey, conducted in 2009/2010, to report nationally representative adolescent health data in order to raise awareness of related injury issues, and to support critical evidence-based actions to prevent injuries in this population.
The objectives were:
- To profile the magnitude and scope of the injury problem among young people in Canada.
- To describe common patterns of injury in populations of young people across Canada.
- To examine determinants of injury in young people, considered at both the individual student and also contextual (home, school, peer group and neighbourhood) levels.
- To apply major report findings to national recommendations for the prevention of injury to young Canadians.
Research methods included:
- Conducting a planning meeting with identified partners from Queen’s University, HBSC Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop a focus and broad framework for the national youth injury report.
- Conducting a planning meeting with the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention to develop a detailed outline and plan and formally establish editorial teams for the report.
- Completion of all data analyses associated with the report.
- Conducting descriptive analyses for each chapter, conducting etiological (contextual risk factor) analyses.
- Drafting and finalizing report.
- Preparation of summary figures and tables for each chapter, both descriptive and etiological (as applicable).
- Preparation of draft text for each chapter.
- Preparation of draft executive summary.
- Conduction of a modified Delphi process with expert stakeholders to develop recommendations.
- Creation of unformatted version of report.
- Completion and review of draft report.
- Preparation of formatted draft report, in electronic and hardcopy form.
- Completion of refined version of the report with graphic design and layout, and delivery of refined draft for comment to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
- Confirmation of final version of report.
- Translation into French.
- Establishment of formal dissemination strategy for the report.