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Four levels of pre-travel health preparations were defined to allow the measurement of general travel health preparations by the traveling public. A cross-sectional survey of 770 travelers using Hong Kong International Airport was conducted. Important gaps were found in the self-preparation domain. Length of travel was the only factor associated with higher levels of health preparations after adjusting for potential confounders. Targeted health education should be considered to improve health risk perceptions among travelers in Hong Kong and other similar metropolitan cities that are critical hubs for commercial air transport.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/jtm.12112

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Travel Med

Publication Date

07/2014

Volume

21

Pages

288 - 291

Keywords

Adult, Aged, Airports, Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Communicable Disease Control, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Behavior, Hong Kong, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Primary Prevention, Travel, Vaccination, Young Adult