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dc.contributor.authorFanai, S.
dc.contributor.authorMohammadnezhad, Masoud
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-08T18:01:35Z
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-17T10:37:57Z
dc.date.available2023-08-08T18:01:35Z
dc.date.available2023-08-17T10:37:57Z
dc.date.issued2023-08
dc.identifier.citationFanai S and Mohammadnezhad M (2023) '"Road traffic injury could be minimized when individual road users take more responsibility for their safety and the safety of others": Perception of healthcare workers in Vanuatu. Heliyon. 9(8): e18580.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19552
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Around 1.35 million deaths are caused by Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) each year. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of Vanuatu's Health Care Workers (HCWs) regarding the existing preventative strategies for RTI. Materials and methods: In 2020, this study used qualitative approaches to collect data from HCWs using Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). Study participants were self-identified Ni-Vanuatu HCWs who had been serving for more than 6 months in three main hospitals where the study was conducted and purposive sampling was used to gather the study participants. To guide the FGDs, a semi-structured open-ended questionnaire was created. Thematic analysis was used to processed the data obtained, based on predetermined themes that were based on theory while also enabling the data to determine new themes. Result: From 5 FGDs with 22 HCWs who were emergency nurses, doctors and public health officers, data saturation was reached. The study yielded five main themes and sixteen subthemes. The relevance and trends of RTI, barriers to effective care, pre-hospital management capacity, barriers to pre-hospital care and addressing RTI were among the key subjects. The findings suggest that addressing health institutional leadership and resources will improve prevention of RTIs. Conclusion: Prevention of RTIs is hindered by the lack of health institutional capacities in terms of leadership and resources that include emergency equipment, financial and trained human resources. The health sector should consider developing stronger leadership in road safety to be an essential part of its core business.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge with gratitude the Vanuatu Government through the Training and scholarship units under the Ministry of Education, for the financial support towards this study.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2023 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectHealth care workersen_US
dc.subjectRoad traffic injuryen_US
dc.subjectRisk factorsen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionen_US
dc.subjectVanuatuen_US
dc.title"Road traffic injury could be minimized when individual road users take more responsibility for their safety and the safety of others": Perception of healthcare workers in Vanuatuen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2023-07-21
dc.date.application2023-07-21
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e18580
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY-NC-NDen_US
dc.date.updated2023-08-08T18:01:38Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-08-17T10:38:39Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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