Perception of the Zika virus infection and its influence on Zika prevention practices by pregnant women at the Region 5 Health Promotion Center in Thailand

Medical Journal of Indonesia

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Title Perception of the Zika virus infection and its influence on Zika prevention practices by pregnant women at the Region 5 Health Promotion Center in Thailand
 
Creator Siramaneerat, Issara; Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Art, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
 
Subject perception; pregnant; Thailand; Zika
 
Description Background: The Zika virus (ZIKA) infection in pregnant women causes microcephaly, a brain disorder resulting in severe birth defects. The objective of this study was to identify the factors that influence Zika prevention practices by pregnant women at the Region 5 Health Promotion Center in Thailand.Methods: A cross-sectional study applied a survey method to collect data from pregnant women between 18 and 45 years of age. The sampling method used multistage random sampling. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression analysis.Results: The findings indicated that 5 of 12 factors could significantly predict Zika prevention practices of pregnant women at the Health Promotion Center Region 5 in Thailand: education, smoking behavior, check-up status during pregnancy, perception of susceptibility, and perception of benefit.Conclusion: The results show a direct correlation between the perception of susceptibility and benefit and Zika prevention practices. Policies for promoting Zika knowledge and preventive behavior by providing information about Zika should focus on changing the thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs of pregnant women and their families.
 
Publisher Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
 
Contributor Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Art, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Kanchanabhishek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology and the Ministry of Public Health
 
Date 2018-10-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/2424
10.13181/mji.v27i3.2424
 
Source Medical Journal of Indonesia; Vol 27, No 3 (2018): September; 201-8
2252-8083
0853-1773
10.13181/mji.v27i3
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/2424/1248
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Issara Siramaneerat
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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