skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 120689 Find in a Library
Title: Ecological Approach to the Prevention of Injuries Due to Drinking and Driving
Journal: Health Education Quarterly  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:397-411
Author(s): B G Simons-Morton; S G Brink; D G Simons-Morton; R McIntyre; M Chapman; J Longoria; G S Parcel
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 15
Grant Number: DHHS 200-86-0836 T32 HL07555-04
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Among alcohol-related public health concerns, motor vehicle crash injuries are one of the most important and perhaps preventable through the alteration of educational and behavioral assessment and alteration.
Abstract: Intervention efforts should be targeted toward adolescents and young adults, particularly males. The factors associated with drinking and driving may be organized according to PRECEDE or Predisposing, Reinforcing, and Enabling Causes in Educational Diagnosis and Evaluation, a framework for health education diagnosis. Intervention planning is conceptualized using MATCH, a Multi-level Approach To Community Health intervention. The four phases of this program are: health goals selection, intervention planning, intervention, and evaluation. A review of the literature following these guidelines shows that drinking and driving is a problem which is complex, prevalent, and requires multidimensional solutions. It is necessary for health promotion interventions to target education, formal legal and informal social sanctions against drinking and driving, as well as environmental protection. Educational approaches are important for influencing both populations at risk and decision makers in organizations and governments who can establish policies and practices. The successful prevention of morbidity and mortality due to drinking and driving will depend on the ability to implement a number of interventions simultaneously which influence numerous intervention targets and accomplish a variety of injury control objectives. 71 references, 2 tables, 1 figure.
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Public Attitudes/Opinion; Youthful DUI offenders
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=120689

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.