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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019
Assess the Causes and Precautionary Measures for Road Traffic Accidents among Young Adults
Dr. Kalabarathi S | Preethi.V
Abstract: Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among young adults. In addition mortality rate of RTAs has seen a tremendous increase in low and middle income countries. Accidents are one of the leading causes of death, disabilities and hospitalization with severe socio economic cost across the world and in India. Objectives of the study are to assess the causes and precautionary measures for road traffic accidents among young adults and to association between demographic variable and practice among women in reproductive age groups. Across-sectional descriptive design was adopted to assess the causes and precautionary measures for road traffic accidents among young adults. Convenience sampling method was used. A total of 60 young adults participated in the study. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the causes and precautionary measures for road traffic accidents. The data was collected, organized and analyzed in term of descriptive statistics. The results of the study are out of 60 samples, 12 (20 %) members were Inadequate knowledge, 40 (67 %) were moderate adequate knowledge and 8 (13 %) members were adequate knowledge. This study indicates that young adults are leading cause of death. Its due to rapid increase in personalized modes of transport, a mixture of slow and fast moving vehicles, lack of road discipline, drunken driving and use of mobile phones while driving educate the young adults regarding causes and precautionary measures for road traffic accidents.
Keywords: Causes, Precautionary Measures, Road Traffic Accidents
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,
Pages: 1491 - 1492