Martina Horká, Magdalena Drábová, Miloš Velemínský
University of South Bohemia, College of Health and Social Studies, Department of Clinical Branches, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Korespondenční autor: Martina Horká (

ISSN 1804-7181 (On-line)

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Submitted:27. 4. 2010
Accepted: 16. 8. 2010
Published online: 27. 12. 2010


The issue of children’s accident rate is paid great attention. The majority of works deals with the causes of injuries, the mechanisms of their origin, etc. Only a few works focus on the target group of children who experiences, directly or indirectly, a severe injury event.

The objective was to use 10 cases to describe the perception of injury events of children – participants. For this purpose, a semi-standardized questionnaire was used which was supplemented with a drawing. The drawing was in the final assessment analysed by a clinical psychologist. The method selected was the qualitative research of 10 children who experienced or witnessed an accident. The results are based on the conclusions of individual interviews stating that the perception of an injury is strictly individual.

Keywords: children; qualitative research; intoxication; prevention; risks; injury; perception


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