Reported Incidence on Motorcycle Crash in Tema General Hospital

ABSTRACT

Road Traffic injuries are of major health concerns. In recent times there has been an increase, in motorcycling as a means of transportation in Tema Ghana . It is believed that motorcycle is also a source of employment and income to young people. This increase in motorcycling has been accompanied by an increase of motorcycle Crash injuries. Despite the alarming increase of motorcycle crash injuries, little is known about the pattern of injuries and associated factors of motorcycle crash in the local setting. This study sought to identify the pattern and factors associated with motorcycle crash injuries among the victims treated at the Accident Center of Tema General Hospital. This study carried out would be a retrospective study involving motorcycle crash injury victims treated at the accident center of TGH from 10th March 2013 to 10th March 2014. A structured questionnaire would be used to collect information for the study, participants in a face to face interview. Data demographic factors, injury patterns, use of helmet and license possession would be recorded as well. Motorcycle crash is a major problem and the majority of those who are involved in a motorcycle crash are youths. The majority of the injuries involved are the extremity and head injuries. Riding license and use of helmet are still not widely used. In this study, the relationship between a motorcycle and motor vehicle would be known. Since motorcycle crashes are preventable, necessary laws and restrictive regulations should be put in place. Also the educational programs on road safety should be implemented in primary schools.

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APA

AMARA, U (2021). Reported Incidence on Motorcycle Crash in Tema General Hospital. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/reported-incidence-on-motorcycle-crash-in-tema-general-hospital

MLA 8th

AMARA, UDOCHUKWU "Reported Incidence on Motorcycle Crash in Tema General Hospital" Afribary. Afribary, 16 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/reported-incidence-on-motorcycle-crash-in-tema-general-hospital. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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AMARA, UDOCHUKWU . "Reported Incidence on Motorcycle Crash in Tema General Hospital". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/reported-incidence-on-motorcycle-crash-in-tema-general-hospital >.

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AMARA, UDOCHUKWU . "Reported Incidence on Motorcycle Crash in Tema General Hospital" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/reported-incidence-on-motorcycle-crash-in-tema-general-hospital