Volume 8, Issue 2 (2-2012)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2012, 8(2): 14-23 | Back to browse issues page

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orouji M A, charkazi A, yazdan poor F, naemi M. The attitude of Motorcycle Drivers about Helmet Use Based on Health Belief Model (HBM) in Khomein City, 2010. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2012; 8 (2) :14-23
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  Background and Objective: Understanding and improving traffic behaviors, especially, the use of helmet is known as a strategy for preventing from road accidents. prevention of road accidents are caused Azsdma The aim of ­the present study was to assess the barriers to helmet use, based on health belief model in Khomein city.

  Material and Methods: ­ The subjects of this Cross-­sectional study were 384 drivers recruited via convenience sampling.­­The instrument was a research-made questionnaire based on HBM items.­The data related to performance, Perceived susceptibility, Perceived barriers, Perceived severity ­and Perceived benefits were analyzed by­ independent T-test,­Pearson, spearman correlation, chi square and wilcoxon (p≤0.05).

  Results: The barriers to helmet use are sweating, decreased hearing, expensiveness, heaviness, and visual limitation, ­chocking feeling, hairstyle, losing ­the helmet, shyness and time consuming, respectively. ­The rate of helmet use is 16.2%. ­According to the the subjects, ­education­(61.4%) paying fines (22.7%) and confining motorcycles (15.9%) are effective on wearing helmet.

  Conclusion:­ ­ According to the results, we recommend performing proper educational programs about wearing helmet, based­ on HBM,­­ designing new helmet by considering fore mentioned problems and modifying police treatments toward education.

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