Another Nightmare After SARS: Knowledge Perceptions of and Overcoming Strategies for H1N1 Influenza Among Chronic Renal Disease Patients in Hong Kong
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摘要In this article I demonstrate the knowledge perceptions of and the preventive health behaviors toward the influenza A H1N1 pandemic, or "human swine flu," among the chronic renal disease patients in Hong Kong. Based on ethnographic data from participant observation in a chronic renal disease patient self-help alliance and semistructured interviews with its 30 members, I demonstrate that the participants' knowledge perceptions of and the adoption of the preventive health behaviors against H1N1 were greatly influenced by their past experiences of being stigmatized in the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. In addition, the past experiences in the SARS outbreak not only led the participants to remember their stigmatization experiences in this H1N1 pandemic, but also aroused the memory of the general Hong Kong population that chronic renal disease patients were "dangerous" and "polluted," which could further contribute to their stigmatization in this H1N1 pandemic.
著者Siu JYM
期刊名稱Qualitative Health Research
出版年份2010
月份7
日期1
卷號20
期次7
出版社SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
頁次893 - 904
國際標準期刊號1049-7323
語言英式英語
關鍵詞chronic illness; community and public health; health behavior; illness and disease, infectious; illness and disease, responses; stigma
Web of Science 學科類別Health Care Sciences & Services; Health Policy & Services; HEALTH POLICY & SERVICES

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