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Children left unattended in parked vehicles: a focus on recent italian cases and a review of literature

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, November 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Children left unattended in parked vehicles: a focus on recent italian cases and a review of literature
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1824-7288-39-71
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Authors

Pietro Ferrara, Flaminia Vena, Olga Caporale, Valentina Del Volgo, Pio Liberatore, Francesca Ianniello, Antonio Chiaretti, Riccardo Riccardi

Abstract

Every year a lot of children die from heat stroke and hyperthermia because they have been left unattended in closed automobiles. These fatalities have augmented slightly in the past decade, but they are a poor recognized type of vehicle injury and little research has been done to discover the circumstances surrounding the fatal event. Two factors make children more prone to hyperthermia than adults: children have a greater surface area body mass ratio than adults and their thermoregulation is less efficient than adults. A scientific explanation about how it can happen that a parent leaves his child unattended in the car could be related to the Working Memory (WM): stress increases interference from irrelevant information, impairing selective attention and WM and influencing behavior. In the last two years in Italy 16 cases of child hyperthermia due to abandonment in motor vehicle were identified. These findings suggest that educational programs and literature for parents regarding automobile safety should include information about the potential dangers of heat stress, in fact, as these events are mostly unintentional, legislative efforts may be vain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 92 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 16%
Researcher 7 8%
Student > Master 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Lecturer 6 7%
Other 21 23%
Unknown 29 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 26%
Engineering 13 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Psychology 3 3%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 32 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 July 2022.
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#1,592,932
of 22,311,486 outputs
Outputs from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#53
of 925 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,358
of 212,002 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#2
of 38 outputs
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