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  1. Fulltext. Predisposing factors for individuals'lyme disease prevention practices : Connecticut, Maine, and Montana.

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    Objectives

    This study examined factors that predispose individuals to protect against Lyme disease.

    Methods

    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.

    Results

    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.

    Conclusions

    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.