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Pedestrians in wintertime: effects of using anti-slip device
Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Arkitektur och vatten.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-2512-9922
Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Arkitektur och vatten.ORCID-id: 0000-0001-6075-9885
2010 (engelsk)Inngår i: Accident Analysis and Prevention, ISSN 0001-4575, E-ISSN 1879-2057, Vol. 42, nr 4, s. 1199-1204Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Pedestrians slipping and falling is a major safety problem around the world, not least in countries with long winters such as Sweden. About 25 000–30 000 people need medical care every year for treatment of fall injuries in Sweden. Use of appropriate shoes and anti-slip devices are examples of individual measures that have been suggested to prevent slipping and falling.An intervention study was performed during the period February to April 2008. The study, which focused on healthy adults in northern Sweden, examined the effect of using anti-slip devices on daily walking journeys and prevention of slip and falls.The respondents were divided into three groups: an Intervention Group, a Control Group, with similar distribution of gender and age, and a Comparison Group. Four questionnaires were distributed: (1) background, (2) daily diary of distance walked and occurrence of incidents or accidents reported weekly, (3) detailed incident or fall report and (4) experiences of using anti-slip devices for those who used these devices during the trial period.Half of the respondents stated that they had previous experience of using anti-slip devices. In this study, 52% of the respondents used anti-slip devices. Anti-slip devices improve the walking capability during wintertime. Among those using appropriate anti-slip devices, the average daily walking distance was found to be statistically significantly longer compared to people not using anti-slip devices. This study indicates that an increase in daily walking distance can be made without increasing the risk of slips/falls when using anti-slip devices. The study also indicates that by using appropriate anti-slip devices and having information about when and where to use them, based on their design, people avoid having slips and falls. The respondents experienced in using anti-slip devices in this study will continue to use them and will also recommend others to use anti-slip devises.

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2010. Vol. 42, nr 4, s. 1199-1204
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4795DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.01.011ISI: 000278504700029PubMedID: 20441832Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77955335341Lokal ID: 2c81f750-222a-11df-be83-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4795DiVA, id: diva2:977669
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