Catalogo Articoli (Spogli Riviste)

OPAC HELP

Titolo:
Prevalence of travel related illness amongst a group of Chinese undergraduate students in Hong Kong
Autore:
Abdullah, ASM; Hedley, AJ; Fielding, R;
Indirizzi:
Univ Hong Kong, Dept Community Med, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China Kong, Peoples R China
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF TRAVEL MEDICINE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 7, anno: 2000,
pagine: 125 - 132
SICI:
1195-1982(200005/06)7:3<125:POTRIA>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HEALTH ADVICE; DIARRHEA; RELIABILITY; QUESTIONNAIRE; INFECTION; BEHAVIOR;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Abdullah, ASM Univ Hong Kong, Dept Community Med, Patrick Manson Bldg S Wing,7 Sassoon Rd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Univ Hong Kong Patrick Manson Bldg S Wing,7 Sassoon Rd Hong Kong Hong Kong Peoples R China
Citazione:
A.S.M. Abdullah et al., "Prevalence of travel related illness amongst a group of Chinese undergraduate students in Hong Kong", J TRAVEL M, 7(3), 2000, pp. 125-132

Abstract

Background: Regional and global travel by Asian residents is increasing. Young people seeking new experiences through travel may be particularly at risk of a wide spectrum of health problems. This study assesses travel-associated health risks and examines the prevalence and likely impact of pretravel health advice among Chinese undergraduate students in Hong Kong. Method: Year 1 and year 3 undergraduate students of the University of HongKong were surveyed during September to December 1996, using a structured self-administered questionnaire. A total of 1,067 subjects were required to give a power of 95% (p = .50 +/- 3%). Results: Of 1,197 students (514 male and 680 female) surveyed, 52% had traveled outside Hong Kong at least once within the previous 12 months. Of these travelers (n = 578), 41% had developed one or more health problems, 7% had to consult a doctor and 2% needed hospitalization during travel, and 8% developed health problems within 2 weeks of returning for which they had toconsult a doctor. Most (75%) took no pretravel health advice and 48% took no travel health precautions. About half (41%) of those who received advicereceived this from nonexpert sources. Those more likely to develop health problems were aged over 20 years (Odds Ratio, 1.49, 95% confidence interval, 1.06-2.10), in financial difficulties (1.60, 1.02-2.51), ever-smokers (1.69, 1.03-2.77), reporting poorer current health status (1.64, 1.04-2.57). Also, those who sought health advice from nonprofessional sources (2.13, 1.03-4.01) and took precautions (1.88, 1.33-2.63) were more likely to develop health problems. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that young Chinese adults, with the benefits of higher education, are potentially at risk of a variety of avoidable travel-related health problems. Taking pretravel health advice from nonprofessional sources was common among respondents, but taking precautions did not reduce health problems. The comprehensibility and effectiveness of the advice and appropriateness of precautions taken need scrutiny in randomized trials. Specific topics for pretravel health education that will target higher risk travelers with preventive messages need to be identified and evaluated.

ASDD Area Sistemi Dipartimentali e Documentali, Università di Bologna, Catalogo delle riviste ed altri periodici
Documento generato il 01/04/20 alle ore 17:58:37