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dc.contributor.authorRumchev, Krassi
dc.contributor.authorLee, Andy
dc.contributor.authorMaycock, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorJancey, Jonine
dc.identifier.citationRumchev, K. and Lee, A. and Maycock, B. and Jancey, J. 2020. Reducing car idling at primary schools: An intervention study of parent behaviour change in Perth, Western Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia.

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Issued addressed: There is increasing evidence that exposure to traffic-related air pollution is related to childhood respiratory symptoms. This study demonstrated the effectiveness of an anti-idling behavioural intervention targeting parents at primary schools.

Methods: Based on two focus group discussions with parents, a low-intensity 4-week anti-idling intervention was developed, comprising onsite signage, four newsletters, and two fact sheets. Exposure to selected air pollutants was assessed during pick-up and drop-off times pre- and postintervention at 12 randomly selected independent schools (10 intervention and 2 control) across the Perth metropolitan area.

Results: The study results showed that a low-intensity behavioural intervention can be an effective strategy to affect parents’ attitude towards vehicle idling. This was demonstrated by the reduced number of idling vehicles observed in 8 of the 10 intervention schools and decreased overall particulate matter concentration after the anti-idling intervention.

Conclusion: Anti-idling education can be effective in promoting clean travel behaviours and has potential health benefits for school children.

So what?: This intervention study provides insights on the significant effect of anti-idling education on parents' behaviour towards air quality and children's health. These promising findings warrant further rigorous actions on anti-idling education and enforcement.

dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subjectcar idling
dc.titleReducing car idling at primary schools: An intervention study of parent behaviour change in Perth, Western Australia
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
curtin.departmentSchool of Public Health
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.contributor.orcidRumchev, Krassi [0000-0002-2714-5723]
curtin.contributor.orcidJancey, Jonine [0000-0002-7894-2896]
curtin.contributor.orcidMaycock, Bruce [0000-0002-7988-9740]
curtin.contributor.researcheridJancey, Jonine [G-1391-2013]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridJancey, Jonine [15071013100]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridMaycock, Bruce [6603642228]

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