Driver’s Knowledge About the Use of Drug and Traffic Accident in Riau Indonesia

  •  Syamza Madya Jannati    
  •  Agung Endro Nugroho    
  •  Probosuseno Probosuseno    
  •  Susi Ari Kristina    


Our study aimed to investigate the influence of socio-demographic, knowledge, attitude, toward the change in driving behavior. This research was conducted with cross-sectional study design, during the period of December 2016 until April 2017. The research instrument used was a questionnaire from Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Alcohol, and Medicines (DRUID) project with modification. The descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis was used. Our research revealed that from 100 respondents, about 10% male was available to change to reported behavior in frequency driving than female. About 11% of respondents aged 35–67 years old decided to change in frequency driving. Approximately 14% of respondents with higher education level were changing in reported behavior of frequency driving. Reported behavior in frequency driving was influenced by information received from health care providers and attitude about the consequences of driving under the influence of impairing medicines factors (p-value 0.006 and 0.028). Changing reported behavior in frequency driving can be predicted by information received from health care providers and attitudes. In the future, we need to build effective communication and ensuring patients receive information about driving-impairing medicines.

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