Reported prevalence of health conditions that affect drivers
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dc.contributor.author Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel
dc.contributor.author Esteban Martínez, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Sanmartín, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Useche, Sergio A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-24T13:22:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-24T13:22:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/57857
dc.description.abstract Drivers' health and fitness are essential factors in order to predict performance outcomes and to promote road safety. It is a demonstrated fact that drivers with (physical and mental) health impairments or illnesses have more probabilities of being involved in traffic crashes and suffering (or causing) several injuries. The general objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of adverse health conditions that may affect Spanish drivers and its perceived impact on driving fitness. It was used a sample of 1200 Spanish drivers (666 men and 534 women). The only selection criteria were to be in possession of any type of driving license for vehicles other than motorcycles and to drive frequently. As a first result, 42% of the participants considered that sometimes they were not in good health conditions to drive and 1.8% considered it frequently. Furthermore, fatigue, alcohol, negative emotions, drowsiness, headaches, respiratory disease, and fever the most prevalent health conditions impairing driver's fitness. Statistical analysis revealed gender differences in reported health and fitness between male and female drivers. The main cause reported to avoid driving task was to suffer illnesses related to physical health (77.6% of drivers). Based on this study, it can be stated that the Administration should work together with the primary health care system in order to improve drivers' awareness on the risk of driving while suffering symptoms of any common physical or mental illness.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Cogent Medicine, 2017, vol. 4, num. 1
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel Esteban Martínez, Cristina Sanmartín, Jaime Useche, Sergio A. 2017 Reported prevalence of health conditions that affect drivers Cogent Medicine 4 1
dc.subject Seguretat viària
dc.subject Psicologia
dc.title Reported prevalence of health conditions that affect drivers
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2017-03-24T13:22:17Z
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1303920
dc.identifier.idgrec 116617

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