SARS preventive and risk behaviours of Hong Kong air travellers
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摘要This study aims to investigate Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-related behaviours of travellers returning to Hong Kong by air. A total of 820 travellers returning to Hong Kong by air were interviewed about their SARS-related behaviours in April 2003. Three quarters of the respondents wore a mask most/all of the time on board, 15% did so in public places at the travel destination. Perceived susceptibility to SARS at the destination predicted mask-wearing in public places and avoidance of crowded places, and perceived efficacy was a predictor for mask-wearing during flight. Approximately 16% of the respondents stated that they would delay their medical consultation for flu-like symptoms until returning to Hong Kong. Nearly 18(.)2% stated that they would not wear a mask in public places at the destination if they had flu-like symptoms. Education programmes, special services and effective thermal screening are required to minimize the chance of the spread of SARS by air travellers.
著者Lau JTF, Yang XL, Tsui HY, Pang E, Kim JH
期刊名稱Epidemiology and Infection
出版年份2004
月份8
日期1
卷號132
期次4
出版社CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
頁次727 - 736
國際標準期刊號0950-2688
電子國際標準期刊號1469-4409
語言英式英語
Web of Science 學科類別Infectious Diseases; INFECTIOUS DISEASES; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCI

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