Barriers and facilitators of helmet use in a greek sample of motorcycle riders

 
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2013 (EN)
Barriers and facilitators of helmet use in a greek sample of motorcycle riders (EN)

Τζαμαλούκα, Γεωργία Σ. (EL)
Κρητικός, Α. (EL)
Παπαδάκη, Μ. (EL)
Morandi, Anna (EN)
Orsi, Chiara (EN)

Χλιαουτάκης, Ιωάννης (EL)
Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Δημόσιας Υγείας και Κοινοτικής Υγείας. Κατεύθυνση Δημόσιας Υγείας (Δημόσιας Υγιεινής) (EL)
Γναρδέλλης, Χαράλαμπος (EL)

Aim The current study aimed to assess the frequency of helmet use in a sample of Greek motorcycle riders as well as identify factors affecting self-reported helmet use including the riders’ motivations and various socio-demographic, environmental and trip-related characteristics. Method A probabilistic, stratified random sampling was performed to select 405 riders aged 19–65 years from three cities of Crete. Data were collected through an easy-to-use self-administered questionnaire during face-to-face contacts with the study participants. Results The overall self-reported helmet use was very low. Gender, years of education, consumption of high concentrated alcohol, and time of day when riding occurred, were significant predictors of the frequency of self-reported helmet use. High agreement with the factors of Imitation (B = 5.4, p < .001), Experience (B = 2.6, p = .001), Self-protection (B = 3.8, p < .001), Environment (B = 5.8, p < .001), and Regulation (B = 4.2, p < .001) as well as low agreement with the factors of Discomfort (B = −4.3, p < .001) and Underestimation of danger (B = −1.9, p < .013), were associated at a statistically significant level with higher frequency of self-reported helmet use. (EN)

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Greece (EN)
Motorcycle (EN)
Εμπόδια (EN)
Helmet (EN)
Barriers (EN)
Facilitators (EN)
Βοηθοί (EN)
Ελλάδα (EN)
Κράνος (EN)
Μοτοσυκλέτα (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour (EL)

English

2013-05

doi:10.1016/j.trf.2013.01.002

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