A crisis: Fear toward a possible H5n1 pandemic

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Abstract

This survey investigated individuals' fear when faced with a possible H5N1 human-to-human pandemic. It was conducted in Taiwan toward the end of 2005 with 452 participants, including physicians, nurses, and university students. The results showed that for physicians and nurses, the perceived possibility of an avian flu outbreak and the belief that hospitals lacked sufficient infection control measures contributed to their personal fear of an avian flu epidemic. For students, the perceived possibility of avian flu being a threat to humans contributed to their personal fear. With sufficient, up-to-date information, unnecessary fear, and/or panic can be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Pandemics
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Influenza in Birds
Nurses
Students
Physicians
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Infection Control
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Disease Outbreaks

Keywords

  • Avian flu
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • H5n1
  • Nurse
  • Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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A crisis : Fear toward a possible H5n1 pandemic. / Tzeng, Huey-Ming; Yin, Chang Yi.

In: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.04.2008, p. 177-183.

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Tzeng, Huey-Ming ; Yin, Chang Yi. / A crisis : Fear toward a possible H5n1 pandemic. In: Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 177-183.
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