سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس بین المللی حوادث رانندگی و جاده ای
تعداد صفحات: ۶
Hamed Akhlaghi – Medical Student of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Correspondence Author
Ali Adibi – Medical Student of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi – Sub-Specialty of Vascular Surgery and trauma, Chair of Department of Vascular Surgery and Traumatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
We want to investigate the relationships of motorcycle rider helmet, license driver and facial injuries among motorcyclists envolved a crash. Data from the questionnaire – filled when the motorcycle riders arrived to the emergency ward of Imam Khomeini, Shariati and Sina hospitals – were used to study 71 motorcycle riders. The mean age of motorcycle riders is 26.7 years old and most of them are men (97%). Although 63.8% of the motorcyclists held driver license, 38.6% of them used helmet. Compared to unhelmeted motorcycle riders, helmeted riders were more likely to have no injury after crash but equally likely to have license driver. 33.8% of the motorcyclists suffered from the head and neck injuries and the most frequent type of injury is scalp injuries followed by frontal and orbit injuries. These findings support policy and educational efforts promoting helmet use.