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Poor mental health status and aggression are associated with poor driving behavior among male traffic offenders

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2015
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Title
Poor mental health status and aggression are associated with poor driving behavior among male traffic offenders
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s88835
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Serge Brand, Nasrin Abdoli, Alirez Esmaeili, Jalal Shakeri, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Fariborz Dortaj, Noorali Farrokhi, Majid Karami, Ali Delavar, Vahid Farnia

Abstract

In Iran, traffic accidents and deaths from traffic accidents are among the highest in the world, and generally driver behavior rather than either technical failures or environmental conditions are responsible for traffic accidents. In the present study, we explored the extent to which aggressive traits, health status, and sociodemographic variables explain driving behavior among Iranian male traffic offenders. A total of 443 male driving offenders (mean age: M =31.40 years, standard deviation =9.56) from Kermanshah (Iran) took part in the study. Participants completed a questionnaire booklet covering sociodemographic variables, traits of aggression, health status, and driving behavior. Poor health status, such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and social dysfunction, and also higher levels of trait aggression explained poor driving behavior. Multiple regressions indicated that poor health status, but not aggression, independently predicted poor driving behavior. Results suggest that health status concerns are associated with poor driving behavior. Prevention and intervention might therefore focus on drivers reporting poor mental health status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 21%
Student > Bachelor 9 16%
Student > Master 6 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 25%
Psychology 12 21%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 5%
Unspecified 2 4%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 13 23%

Attention Score in Context

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#14,234,315
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#1,471
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#136,018
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#51
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