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Prediction of safe driving Behaviours based on health belief model: The case of taxi drivers in Bandar Abbas, Iran

(2018) Prediction of safe driving Behaviours based on health belief model: The case of taxi drivers in Bandar Abbas, Iran. BMC Public Health.

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Abstract

Background: Road accidents are among the main causes of mortality. As safe and secure driving is a key strategy to reduce car injuries and offenses, the present research aimed to explore safe driving behaviours among taxi drivers based on the Health Belief Model (HBM). Methods: This study was conducted on 184 taxi drivers in Bandar Abbas who were selected based on a multiple stratified sampling method. Data were collected by a questionnaire comprised of a demographic information section along with the constructs of the HBM. Data were analysed by SPSS ver19 via a Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple regressions. Results: The mean age of the participants was 45.1 years (SD = 11.1). They all had, on average, 10.3 (SD = 7/5) years of taxi driving experience. Among the HBM components, cues to action and perceived benefits were shown to be positively correlated with safe driving behaviours, while perceived barriers were negatively correlated. Cues to action, perceived barriers and perceived benefits were shown to be the strongest predictors of a safe drivers' behaviour. Conclusions: Based on the results of this study in designing health promotion programmes to improve safe driving behaviours among taxi drivers, cues to action, perceived benefits and perceived barriers are important. Therefore, advertising, the design of information campaigns, emphasis on the benefits of safe driving behaviours and modification barriers are recommended. © 2018 The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Keywords: Driving; Health belief model; Safety; Taxi driver
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 400-495 Occupational Medicine, Health, and Hygiene
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5681

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