Long-term effect of the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic: Attitudes and preventive behaviours one year after the pandemic

Xavier Garcia-Continente, Gemma Serral, María José López, Anna Pérez, Manel Nebot

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Abstract

This study aimed to describe changes in attitudes and behaviours regarding influenza A infection 1 year after the end of the pandemic. A cross-sectional study was performed based on two population-based telephone surveys including 1027 (February, 2010) and 1000 (February, 2011) participants in Spain. The percentages of the respondents who reported that they had adopted preventive measures to avoid Influenza infection declined 1 year after the pandemic. Influenza-related consultations decreased, whereas confidence in vaccination increased. Despite the decrease observed in adopting preventive measures, some behaviours were still being adopted long time after the pandemic in general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-681
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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