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The validity of self-reported seatbelt use in a country where levels of use are low.
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PMID:  22326412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The validity of self-reported seatbelt use among low belt use populations in low belt use countries has not been evaluated directly. Nine hundred and ninety drivers were recruited from shopping centers, car parks, and other suitable locations located in Afyon and Ankara cities of Turkey in order to compare the self-reported and observed seatbelt usage rates. Data sets were collected simultaneously from the participants not being aware of having their seatbelt use observed. Participants interviewed in Afyon (n=301) and Ankara (n=658) reported seatbelt usage ("always using a seatbelt") rates of 39% and 45%, respectively. When observed, however, only 47% in Afyon and 70% in Ankara of these drivers actually fasten their seat-belts. It seems that the drivers in both cities exaggerated their use seat belts considerably.
Türker Ozkan; Prasanthi Puvanachandra; Timo Lajunen; Connie Hoe; Adnan Hyder
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  47C     ISSN:  1879-2057     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  75-77     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Psychology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
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