Perceived Risk and Risk-taking Behavior During the Festival Firework
Authors: Saadat, Soheil; Naseripour, Masoud; Karbakhsh, Mojgan; Rahimi-Movaghar, Vafa
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 34, Number 5, September 2010 , pp. 525-531(7)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives: To investigate the relationship between perceived risk and risk-taking behaviors during the Iranian Last Wednesday Eve Fireworks (ILWEF).Methods: A random sample of 2475 Tehranian households were asked on perceived risk of injury, risk-taking behaviors, experience of injuries, and their perception of ability to manage the harmful events during the ILWEF.Results: Lower perceived injury risk and higher perceived ability of managing an injured household member were associated with participation in fireworks practice and incidence of injury.Conclusion: These findings can be of practical importance to increase safety during festivals by improving risk perception in the community.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-09-01
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