The Effects of Drowsiness Detection Technology and Education on Nurses’ Beliefs and Attitudes toward Drowsy Driving

Karim Zahed, Alec Smith, Anthony D. McDonald, Farzan Sasangohar

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Abstract

Occupational Applications: Nurses’ perceived health threat from driving drowsy along with their attitude toward an intervention can be targeted to improve nurses’ intentions to avoid this dangerous behavior. The evidence presented in this paper suggests that educational interventions that raise awareness of the risks of drowsy driving and its consequences (e.g., fatalities or injuries), as well as peer stories about their experiences, may positively affect nurses’ perceived health threat and attitudes toward drowsy driving interventions.

Keywords

  • Drowsy driving
  • automobile driving
  • behavior change
  • behavioral control
  • beliefs modeling
  • theory of planned behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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