Volume 11, Issue 2 (6-2012)                   JRUMS 2012, 11(2): 115-127 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghorashi Z, Kazemi M, Sayyadi A, Nikbakht Nasrabadi A. Experience of Motorcycle Accident Victims: a Qualitative Study. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (2) :115-127
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-1355-en.html
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  Background and Objectives : Road traffic accident is a global problem resulting globally deaths and injuries more than 50 million person a year .this problem is more considerable in countries with low or moderate income. Motorcyclists are responsible for a considerable part of road traffic accidents and are more vulnerable. The high rate of motorcycle accidents in rafsanjan specially cause to a high rate of mortality and mobility every year too.

  studying on their own experiences of individuals is one approach for determining the reasons of accidents. This qualitative research carried out for achieving the reasons of motorcycle accidents in rafsanjan city.

  Materials and Methods: this was a qualitative study by content analyze approach. Participants were 17 people consist of motorcycle drivers in streets, injured motorcycle drivers in hospital and their families, old car drivers, traffic wardens and nurses. Data were collected by semi organized interviews and by recording on cosset. Data were analyzed by coding categorizing.

  Results: we extracted from interviews three major them for accidents reasons: motorcycle as entertainment tool, environmental and technical factors and economical and cultural factors.

  Motorcycle as entertainment tool consists of minor themes: alcohol and drug abuse, racing and showing. Economical and cultural factors consist of minor themes: not adhere to laws, challenge with police, escaping of helmet and purchasing power. Environmental and technical factors consist of minor themes: ill favored climate, impaired motorcycle and neglecting motorcycles.

  Conclusion: According to these results for decreasing the motorcycle accidents, it is necessary to do appropriate measures on creation and development suitable locations for motorcyclist entertainments, also on society culture promotion via medias and schools toward informing families and youths of accidents reasons and outcomes

  Keyword: Victims, Motorcycle, Accident, Qualitative Study


  Funding: This research was funded by Rafsanjan University of Medical Scinces.

  Conflict of Interest: Not declared

  Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Scinces, approved the study.


  How to cite this article : Ghorashi Z, Kazemi M, Sayyadi A.R, Nikbakht Nasrabadi A . Experience of Motorcycle Accident Victims: a Qualitative Study . J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2012 11(2): 115-27. [Farsi]

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Received: 2012/06/5

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