The development of an intervention to improve the safety of community care nurses while driving and a qualitative investigation of its preliminary effects

Lewis, Ioni M. & Newnam, Sharon A. (2011) The development of an intervention to improve the safety of community care nurses while driving and a qualitative investigation of its preliminary effects. Safety Science, 49(10), pp. 1321-1330.

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This paper details the development of, and perceived role and effectiveness of an innovative intervention designed to ultimately improve the safety of a group of community care (CC) nurses while driving. Recruiting participants from an Australian CC nursing car fleet, qualitative responses from a series of open-ended questions were obtained from drivers (n = 36), supervisors (n = 22), and managers (n = 6). The findings supported the effectiveness of the intervention in reducing self-reported speeding and promoting greater insight into one’s behaviour on the road. This research has important practical implications in that it highlights the value of developing an intervention based on a sound theoretical framework and which is aligned with the needs and beliefs of personnel within a particular organisation.

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ID Code: 41724
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: safety intervention, community care nurses, work-related driving, speeding, persuasive messages
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2011.05.002
ISSN: 0925-7535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier
Deposited On: 18 May 2011 21:50
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2011 01:14

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