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Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Golestani M, Saadati M, Samadirad B, Azami-Aghdash S, Jafari-Khounigh A. A Community-Based Safety Reporting System; Development, Implementation, and Evaluation: An Experience of Safe Communities in Iran. Med J Islam Repub Iran 2024; 38 (1) :81-87
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-8904-en.html
Road Traffic Injury Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran , golestanim@tbzmed.ac.ir
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Background: Online reporting systems can establish and maintain the community-authority connection for safety promotion initiatives and their sustainability. The aim of this study was to report the development, implementation, and evaluation of an online community safety reporting system in safe communities in Iran.
   Methods: In the first place, the life cycle approach and software systems development were used for design and implementation, which included 7 steps. In the following, an online Community Safety Reporting System (CSRS) was developed with two main interfaces, including a web-based and phone application. The software was developed using suitable programming languages for the web and as a mobile application for Android and iOS systems.
   Results: During the six months of implementation, we received 80 reports in different safety areas, which were managed by the administrators and provided feedback for reporters. System user-friendliness and easy to use were the main strengths declared by users. The CSRS program is implemented at two levels of usage: public users to report safety issues and city admin functional evaluation of the system through a short interview with users. Moreover, city authorities believed that the system facilitates community participation in decision-making processes. The address of the web page is www.payamiran.ir.
   Conclusion: CSRS provides a way for community voices to be heard and facilitates mutual interaction between the community and authorities. CSRS could be used as a community participation tool to ensure safety promotion initiatives sustainability.

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