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Predicting the lay preventive strategies in response to avian influenza from perceptions of the threat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21949799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The identification of patterns of behaviors that lay people would engage in to protect themselves from the risk of infection in the case of avian influenza outbreak, as well as the lay perceptions of the threat that underlie these risk reduction strategies.
METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A population-based survey (N = 1003) was conducted in 2008 to understand and describe how the French public might respond to a possible outbreak. Factor analyses highlighted three main categories of risk reduction strategies consisting of food quality assurance, food avoidance, and animal avoidance. In combination with the fear of contracting avian influenza, mental representations associated with the manifestation and/or transmission of the disease were found to significantly and systematically shape the behavioral responses to the perceived threat.
CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This survey provides insight into the nature and predictors of the protective patterns that might be expected from the general public during a novel domestic outbreak of avian influenza.
Jocelyn Raude; Michel Setbon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  PloS one     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1932-6203     ISO Abbreviation:  PLoS ONE     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-28     Completed Date:  2012-02-03     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101285081     Medline TA:  PLoS One     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e24943     Citation Subset:  IM    
EHESP School of Public Health, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Rennes, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Disaster Planning
Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
Health Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infection Control
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype / pathogenicity*
Influenza, Human / prevention & control,  psychology*,  transmission
Public Health Practice
Young Adult

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