Date of Award
College of Nursing
The purpose of this study was to identify differences in health beliefs of individuals convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) with a history of an alcohol-related MVC and individuals convicted of DUI with no such MVC history. The Health Belief Model variables include seriousness, susceptibility, benefits, barriers and health motivation. It was hypothesized that health beliefs of individuals convicted of DUI and with a history of an alcohol-related MVC would be different from individuals convicted of DUI but with no such MVC history. A demographic assessment tool and Health Belief questionnaire designed for this study were used to collect data. Eighty-four subjects convicted of DUI (26 with a history of an alcohol-related MVC, 58 without). The only statistically significant difference in health beliefs was health motivation. Individuals with a previous history of an alcohol-related crash scored higher than those individuals without.
Tucker, Teresa Ellen, "The Health Belief Model and Drinking and Driving" (1994). Masters Theses. 158.