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Title: Health-seeking behavior and transmission dynamics in the control of influenza infection among different age groups.
Authors: You SH
Chen SC
Liao CM
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:食品安全與風險管理研究所
Keywords: health-seeking behavior
infection
influenza
network-based information model
probabilistic risk model
Date: 2018-03
Issue Date: 2018-12-05T08:21:31Z
Publisher: Infect Drug Resist
Abstract: Abstract: BACKGROUND:It has been found that health-seeking behavior has a certain impact on influenza infection. However, behaviors with/without risk perception on the control of influenza transmission among age groups have not been well quantified.
OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to assess to what extent, under scenarios of with/without control and preventive/protective behaviors, the age-specific network-driven risk perception influences influenza infection.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:A behavior-influenza model was used to estimate the spread rate of age-specific risk perception in response to an influenza outbreak. A network-based information model was used to assess the effect of network-driven risk perception information transmission on influenza infection. A probabilistic risk model was used to assess the infection risk effect of risk perception with a health behavior change.
RESULTS:The age-specific overlapping percentage was estimated to be 40%-43%, 55%-60%, and 19%-35% for child, teenage and adult, and elderly age groups, respectively. Individuals perceive the preventive behavior to improve risk perception information transmission among teenage and adult and elderly age groups, but not in the child age group. The population with perceived health behaviors could not effectively decrease the percentage of infection risk in the child age group, whereas for the elderly age group, the percentage of decrease in infection risk was more significant, with a 97.5th percentile estimate of 97%.
CONCLUSION:The present integrated behavior-infection model can help health authorities in communicating health messages for an intertwined belief network in which health-seeking behavior plays a key role in controlling influenza infection.
Relation: 11 pp.331-343
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw:8080/ir/handle/987654321/51508
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