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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 341-346

Knowledge, behaviour change, and anticipated compliance regarding non-pharmaceutical interventions during pandemic of influenza A H1N1 in Delhi


Department of Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rinku Sharma
H. No. 624, Sector 10-A, Gurgaon- 122 001, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.102817

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Context : Compliance for non-pharmaceutical interventions for containment of Influenza A H1N1 is determined by community understanding and accurate information by appropriate risk commu­nication strategy. Aims: To assess the baseline awareness of public regarding Influenza A H1N1 and its existing risk communication strategy; and to assess public expressed willingness to comply with containment measures. Materials and Methods: Sample of 300 subjects (>18 years) coming to primary health centre (PHC) in Delhi was interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. The data was collected from 1 st July to 1 st Sept 2009 by systematic random sampling. Statistical Analysis Used: Chi-square test and binary logistic regression. Results: Only 66 (22%) individuals had complete knowledge about the spread, symptoms, risk groups, and method of prevention for Influenza A H1N1 infection. Knowledge was significantly higher among males and literates. Only 45 (15%) individuals thought that information given by government on H1N1 is complete and understandable. Conclusions: Majority of the respondents were willing to comply with containment measures, if implied by government. It was significantly high among literates.


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