Examining motorcyclists' postcrash impressions: A qualitative study

Bazargan-Hejazi, S. and Zamani-Alavijeh, F. and Shahri, P. and Yazdani, R. and Shafiee, A. (2016) Examining motorcyclists' postcrash impressions: A qualitative study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 17 (8). pp. 848-854.

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Abstract

Objective: Motorcycle-related crashes and injuries continue to be of great concern in Iran. This study seeks to explore how motorcyclists' perspectives and impressions of a crash are shaped and influence their future riding behaviors. Methods: This was a qualitative study conducted in 3 major cities in Iran between March 2011 and February 2012. Participants included 31 male motorcyclists, of whom 22 participated in 4 focus groups and 9 in in-depth interviews. Findings were derived through the thematic method of analysis. Results: Six delineated themes suggest different factors that influence riders' postcrash impressions. These include (1) opposing reactions from family and peers postcrash; (2) the motorcyclist's perception of his or her ability to handle risky road situations; (3) risk-taking attributes; (4) perceived responsibility in meeting family needs; (5) the severity of the crash-related injury; and (6) elapsed time from the crash experience. Conclusions: Riders' postcrash impressions were formed by the opposing reactions of their family and peers to the crash experience (i.e., the index crash); the personality of riders, including being overconfident and a risk taker; familial obligations; feeling traumatized by the crash; and passage of time. These formed their perceptions, feelings, attitudes, and thoughts about the index crash. These findings are an important step in understanding how perception and attitudes of motorcyclists are shaped and how these influence their future riding behavior. The needs for interventional studies to assess the effectiveness of road safety risk reduction programs aligned with the riders' degree of postcrash impressions are discussed

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Crash injuryو Iranو motorcyclists وpostcrash impressionو risky ridingو
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2017 07:36
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2017 07:36
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/687

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