Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627
JIMENEZ MEJIAS, E.; LARDELLI, P.; AMEZCUA, C. y JIMENEZ MOLEON, J.J.. A review of questionnaires exploring driver´s exposure and risk factors in road crashes. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.3, pp.443-452. ISSN 1137-6627. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1137-66272011000300010.
Given the diversity of questionnaires currently being used in the study of the analytic epidemiology of traffic injuries, we made a review of studies on this question published between 1989 and 2011 in order to identify their advantages and disadvantages. We were able to observe that most of the questionnaires were focused on the human factor regarding the risk of road crashes, but very few of them included intensity of exposure and its association with other risk factors in road crashes. Many questionnaires have a high number of items and complex rating scales. Furthermore, in Spain there are few validated questionnaires which contain complete information about exposure and road crashes. In Spain we should work on the design and validation of questionnaires containing questions aimed at obtaining complete and easy information about the epidemiology of traffic injuries. In this way we would be able to increase our awareness of traffic injuries and how to prevent them.
Palabras clave : Road crashes; Risky driving behaviour; Questionnaires; Scales; Young drivers.