Associated factors to the occurrence of motorcycle accident in the perception of hospitalized motorcyclist - doi:10.5020/18061230.2010.p213

Augediva Maria Jucá Pordeus, Luiza Jane Eyre de Souza Vieira, Paulo César de Almeida, Luciene Miranda de Andrade, Ana Carine Goerschi Silva, Samira Valentim Gama Lira
2012 Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde  
Objective: To describe the social demographic characteristics of injured motorcyclists admitted into an emergency hospital and their perception about the accident. Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted between October and December 2007 with a sample of 209 patients who were victims of motorcycle accidents. A form was applied for data collection and the data were submitted to frequency analysis. The studied variables comprised social demographic data; conditions of the accident; the use of
more » ... cident; the use of alcohol and the perception of the victim in relation to the accident. Results: Out of 209 interviewed patients, 183 (88%) were male, 88 (42%) were aged 21 to 30 years; 147 (65.9%) were from different counties of the accident site, 89 (53.9%) were not licensed riders; 93 (56.3%) did not wear a helmet and 113 (54.4%) reported drinking alcohol before the accident. Regarding the perception of the victims about the cause of the accident, 90 (43%) highlighted the inappropriate behavior of their own rider. Conclusion: The study revealed that among injured motorcyclists, prevailed males, young and single, who did not wear helmet at the time of the accident, who were not legally qualified to drive a motorcycle and who recognize as the main cause of these accidents their own inadequate behavior
doi:10.5020/2017 doaj:7348549413b3424fa7dcd1f43c93e1d1 fatcat:vo3egzuhkreu7mud4o6hu7l3ly