Factors Related to Yellow Fever Prevention Behaviors of Thai Travelers Travelling from Yellow Fever Infected Areas

Authors

  • Nattapon Chailangka Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Arpaporn Powwattana Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Naruemon Auemaneekul Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University.

Keywords:

Yellow Fever, Precede Framework, Thai Travelers, Preventive behaviors

Abstract

              Nowaday, yellow fever is a significant public health issue. According to the World Health Organization, yellow fever outbreaks are mostly caused by travelers who have not been immunized with the yellow fever vaccine and have poor self-care during their journey. The objective of this research was to investigate the predictive factors including predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors on yellow fever preventive behaviors of Thai people based on the PRECEDE Framework. The sample consisted of 395 people. Data were collected using a good reliability questionnaire with Cronbach's alpha coefficient more than 0.70 in all parts of the instrument. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression analysis.

            The results showed that enabling factors i.e., access to travel medicine services and perceived laws and regulations related to yellow fever prevention; reinforcing factors i.e., received recommendation and information from public health officers; and predisposing factor which was purposes of travel could explain the variation of yellow fever preventive behaviors by 20.2%.

            The findings from this study could be used as an evidence for relevant agencies to promote yellow fever preventive behaviors for Thai travelers by emphasising on facilitating the access to travel medicine services. This could be the mean to provide travelers with knowledge about yellow fever and correct self-care practices during the journey.

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Published

2021-12-28

How to Cite

Chailangka ณ., Powwattana อ. ., & Auemaneekul น. . (2021). Factors Related to Yellow Fever Prevention Behaviors of Thai Travelers Travelling from Yellow Fever Infected Areas. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 35(3), 77–90. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/253261