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Awareness, anxiety, compliance: Community perceptions and response to the threat and reality of an influenza pandemic

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study compared community response prior to and during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic using a cross-sectional phone survey of rural and metropolitan South Australia, conducted in 2007 and 2009. Awareness of pandemic influenza was significantly higher and anxiety lower in 2009 than in 2007. Reported seasonal influenza vaccine uptake increased from 51.7% in 2007 to 61.4% in 2009, but there was more interest in receiving pandemic vaccine in 2007 (87.5%) than in 2009 (57%).

Authors


  •   Marshall, Helen S. (external author)
  •   Tooher, Rebecca (external author)
  •   Collins, Joanne (external author)
  •   Mensah, Fiona (external author)
  •   Braunack-Mayer, Annette J.
  •   Street, Jackie
  •   Ryan, Philip (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Marshall, H. S., Tooher, R., Collins, J., Mensah, F., Braunack-Mayer, A. J., Street, J. M. & Ryan, P. (2012). Awareness, anxiety, compliance: Community perceptions and response to the threat and reality of an influenza pandemic. American Journal of Infection Control, 40 270-272.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858792452

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3538

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 270

End Page


  • 272

Volume


  • 40

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study compared community response prior to and during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic using a cross-sectional phone survey of rural and metropolitan South Australia, conducted in 2007 and 2009. Awareness of pandemic influenza was significantly higher and anxiety lower in 2009 than in 2007. Reported seasonal influenza vaccine uptake increased from 51.7% in 2007 to 61.4% in 2009, but there was more interest in receiving pandemic vaccine in 2007 (87.5%) than in 2009 (57%).

Authors


  •   Marshall, Helen S. (external author)
  •   Tooher, Rebecca (external author)
  •   Collins, Joanne (external author)
  •   Mensah, Fiona (external author)
  •   Braunack-Mayer, Annette J.
  •   Street, Jackie
  •   Ryan, Philip (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Marshall, H. S., Tooher, R., Collins, J., Mensah, F., Braunack-Mayer, A. J., Street, J. M. & Ryan, P. (2012). Awareness, anxiety, compliance: Community perceptions and response to the threat and reality of an influenza pandemic. American Journal of Infection Control, 40 270-272.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858792452

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3538

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 270

End Page


  • 272

Volume


  • 40

Place Of Publication


  • United States