Current helmet and protective equipment usage among previously injured ATV and motorcycle riders

Richard Mangus, Clark Simons, L. E. Jacobson, Erik Streib, G. A. Gomez

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Abstract

Injury recidivism among trauma patients may be related to an individual pattern of high risk behaviors. The extent to which an injury episode modifies this behavior pattern is unknown. A self report, voluntary, anonymous, cross sectional survey was administered to motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders at a popular recreation site. Data included demographics, injury history, and current usage of helmet and protective gear. Two hundred eighty surveys were completed. History of ATV/motorcycle related minor and major injury were reported by 21% and 9%, respectively. Persons with a history of minor ATV/ motorcycle injury only were less likely to use a helmet or protective equipment (78% v 74%, p = 0.58 and 49% v 41%, p = 0.29). Persons with a history of any major ATV/motorcycle injury were also less likely to use a helmet or protective equipment (77% v 56%, p = 0.03 and 48% v 40%, p = 0.53). These findings suggest a pattern of persistent high risk behavior among previously injured persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalInjury Prevention
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004

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Off-Road Motor Vehicles
Motorcycles
Head Protective Devices
Equipment and Supplies
Wounds and Injuries
Risk-Taking
Recreation
Self Report
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Current helmet and protective equipment usage among previously injured ATV and motorcycle riders. / Mangus, Richard; Simons, Clark; Jacobson, L. E.; Streib, Erik; Gomez, G. A.

In: Injury Prevention, Vol. 10, No. 1, 02.2004, p. 56-58.

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