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Asia Pac J Public Health. 2014 Jan;26(1):42-7. doi: 10.1177/1010539513496842. Epub 2013 Oct 4.

Intention to engage in preventive behaviors in response to the A/H1N1 pandemic among university entrants in four Chinese cities.

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1Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

This study examined the factors influencing the uptake of A/H1N1-related preventive behaviors among Chinese university students. During the 2009 A/H1N1 pandemic, a survey was administered to 2882 university students across 4 Chinese cities. We found greater self-efficacy and a stronger belief in the benefits of preventive behaviors to be associated with the intended adoption of preventive behaviors. However, knowledge about the transmission of A/H1N1 was not associated with the intent to engage in preventive behaviors. These results may be used to inform pandemic prevention campaigns for university students in the region.

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adolescent health; communicable diseases; epidemiology; health communication; vaccination

PMID:
24097917
DOI:
10.1177/1010539513496842
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