Psychometric properties of the Manchester Driving Behavior Questionnaire in medical technicians in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2013‎

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Reza Pourmirza Kalhori‎ 1 , Farid Najafi 2 , Mansour Rezaie‎ 2 , Fatemeh Darabi ‎ 3 , Afshin Goodarzi 1 , * , Sahar Safari ‎ 4

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Paramedicine School, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

3 ‎Department of Anesthesia, Paramedicine School, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

4 Department of Urban Planning, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran‎, Iran

How to Cite: Kalhori‎ R P , Najafi F , Rezaie‎ M , Darabi ‎ F , Goodarzi A, et al. Psychometric properties of the Manchester Driving Behavior Questionnaire in medical technicians in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2013‎, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2014 ; 3(3):e82118.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 3 (3); e82118
Published Online: October 16, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 12, 2014
Accepted: August 16, 2014

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Abstract

Background: One of the most cases of death and injuries was driving accidents. Emergency medical technician must be safe driving in emergency situations. The present study was designed to evaluation of the driver behavior psychometric properties in Kermanshah Emergency medical technicians in 2013.
Methods: A descriptive- collative study with 167 samples, that been selected with senses sampling, was done. Sampling had been done in unborn and road emergency medical system centers and core of Emergency medical system in Kermanshah province. Data
were collected with using the Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) and analyzed with SPSS-20 software.
Results: Reliability of Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) in this study was r=0.96. Exploratory Factor Analysis showed differences between slips, laps, deliberate volition and unintentional volition clearly. Internal consistency's of unintentional volition 0.32, deliberate volition 0.91, laps 0.87 and slaps 0.92 were had been. The most dangerous driving behavior related to deliberate volition and slaps.
Conclusion: The findings of the present study demonstrated psychometric properties dangerous driving behavior in deliberate volition and slaps in Kermanshah Emergency medical technicians. Suggested with driving teaching workshop and safety driving
education were done for Emergency medical technicians.
 

Keywords

Manchester Questionnaire Driving behavior Emergency Medical technicians

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