Preventive Behaviors and Mental Distress in Response to H1N1 Among University Students in Guangzhou, China
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摘要Objective. To investigate the level of and factors involved in influenza virus subtype H1N1 (H1N1)-related preventive behaviors and mental distress among university students in Guangzhou. Participants. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data for 825 students from 2 universities. Results. A total of 49.7% of the participants held misconception(s) concerning H1N1 transmission. Less than 30% washed their hands >10 times/d; 72.3% did not reduce the frequency of touching their mouths, noses, and eyes; only 9.3% would wear face masks if they had influenza-like symptoms. However, 45% worried that one/one's family would contract H1N1, 10.7% were panicking/feeling depressed/feeling emotionally disturbed as a result of H1N1, and 14.9% were fearful about the WHO's H1N1 pandemic announcement. Almost all cognitive variables of this study were significantly associated with mental distress caused by fear of H1N1 (odds ratio [OR] = 0.29-3.81), but very few were associated with adoption of preventive measures (OR = 0.65-1.90). Conclusions. Preventive measures are warranted to alleviate distress in the population studied via health education and promotion.
著者Gu J, Zhong Y, Hao YT, Zhou DM, Tsui H, Hao C, Gao Q, Ling WH, Lau JTF
期刊名稱Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
出版年份2015
月份3
日期1
卷號27
期次2
出版社SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
頁次NP1867 - NP1879
國際標準期刊號1010-5395
電子國際標準期刊號1941-2479
語言英式英語
關鍵詞China; H1N1; health belief model; human swine flu; influenza; mental distress; perceptions; prevention
Web of Science 學科類別Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

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