Volume 19, Issue 75 (10-2010)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2010, 19(75): 11-17 | Back to browse issues page

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Mahfoozpour S, Soori H, Ainy E, Rahmani N, Amiri Z, Amirshekari G et al . Survey the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) and Educational Needs Assessment of Road Traffic Injuries among Traffic Police Officers. jour guilan uni med sci. 2010; 19 (75) :11-17
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: Road traffic injuries are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Determining knowledge, attitude and practice among traffic police about road traffic injuries, can improve the desired outcomes. Objective: Determination of KAP and educational needs assessment regarding road traffic injuries among traffic police officers. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted among 185 traffic police who was randomly selected from all traffic police officers list in 2008. Data was collected by using structural questionnaire (questionnaire was validated by content validity and reliability was determined by test re test r=0.8), after a formal consent by trained experts. Educational need assessment was determined by one open question. Scores was categorized due to statistical quartiles of the subject. Results: Mean ± SD of age, was 33.4 ± 6.8 years. There was a significant deference about good knowledge between bachelor officers and other levels of education (p<0.01). There was lowest rate about knowledge (0.6%) attitude (0.6 %) and Practice (0.7 %) in Ms Level in comparison with other levels. The rate of good knowledge 63% and good practice 76% was significantly difference among middle level officers (p<0.001). There was significantly difference about good attitude between operational occupations with other occupations (p<0.005). High priority allocated to improvement of scientific information about educational need assessment at the level of world. Conclusion: The findings showed the traffic polices need to planning for improvement traffic injuries education especially in senior officers, MS and upper degree of officers. Suitable educational planning and its continuity is a key issue to reduction of traffic injuries reduction.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/11 | Accepted: 2013/11/11 | Published: 2013/11/11

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