The validity of self-reported helmet use among motorcyclists in India

In this study, the authors seek to determine helmet use among motorcyclists in Hyderabad, India by comparing observed and self-reported use. Their data sources are population-based observation of helmet use and roadside interviews, which they use to understand knowledge, attitudes and practices related to helmet use. In the interviews, 64.7% of respondents report always wearing helmets, while the observational study reveals 22.6% of motorcyclists wearing helmets. Overall helmet use in Hyderabad is determined to be low based on observation, despite higher claims of helmet use in interviews. The authors conclude, therefore, that observational studies may be a more valid measure of actual helmet use.


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  • Accession Number: 01616649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2016 8:59AM