This study examined factors that predispose individuals to protect against Lyme disease.
Knowledge, attitute, and practice questions concerning Lyme disease prevention were included in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance surveys in Connecticut, Maine, and Montana.
A total of 4246 persons were interviewed.
Perceived risk of acquiring Lyme disease, knowing anyone with Lyme disease, knowledge about Lyme disease, and believing Lyme disease to be a common problem were significantly associated with prevention practices.
Predisposing factors differ substantially between states and appear related to disease incidence.
Personal risk, knowing someone with Lyme disease, and cognizance about Lyme disease and acting on this information are consistent with social learning theories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lyme maladie, Borréliose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Connaissance, Facteur risque, Comportement individuel, Prédisposition, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lyme disease, Borrelia infection, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Knowledge, Risk factor, Individual behavior, Predisposition, Prevention, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0074265
Code Inist : 002B05B02L6. Création : 14/05/1998.