標題: Developing effective professional bus driver health programs: An investigation of self-rated health
作者: Chung, Yi-Shih
Wong, Jinn-Tsai
運輸與物流管理系 註:原交通所+運管所
Department of Transportation and Logistics Management
關鍵字: Professional drivers;Bus;Self-rated health;Ordered response model
公開日期: 1-Nov-2011
摘要: The health of professional bus drivers is a critical factor in their driving performance; any impairment may lead to undesired consequences. In an attempt to develop and prioritize health and wellness programs, this study investigates the factors significantly affecting the health conditions of professional bus drivers, as well as the strength of these factors. This study uses self-rated health as the examination measurement. This simple assessment is an inclusive measure of health status for judging health trajectory, and is highly associated with changes in functional ability, including perceived control over driving. This study evaluates driver responses of self-rated health with ordered response models that consider factors such as the driver reported health problems, physical and psychological conditions, demographic factors, driving experience, and working environment. Analysis of a sample of 785 drivers shows that age, body mass index, depression, daily working hours, perceived company safety culture, and health problems are the factors significantly affecting self-rated health. Depression has the greatest effect among all factors except health problems. Unlike the linear relationships for the other factors, the relationships between depression levels and perceived health are S-shaped. The results of ordered response models suggest that these influential factors have distinct effects on the self-rated health of individual drivers and on the different levels of self-rated health. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.05.032
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14022
ISSN: 0001-4575
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2011.05.032
期刊: ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION
Volume: 43
Issue: 6
起始頁: 2093
結束頁: 2103
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