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Het Health Belief Model en de risicoperceptie bij teken

Runneboom, Marieke (2009) Het Health Belief Model en de risicoperceptie bij teken.

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Abstract:More and more people are bitten by ticks and as a result end up with Lyme disease. Untreated Lyme disease can cause multiple severe symptoms. The aim of this study is to determine which components of the Health Belief Model can contribute to a healthier behavior regarding ticks and Lyme disease. Hundred and one participants returned an online questionnaire, which covered the following components of the Health Belief Model: perceived benefits, perceived barriers, health motivation, perceived severity, perceived susceptibility, self-efficacy, cues to action and action. A Pearson correlation coefficient was used to see if there was a relationship with the independent variables (perceived benefits, perceived barriers, health motivation, perceived severity, perceived susceptibility, self-efficacy and cues to action) and the dependent variable (action). A significant relationship using was found between perceived susceptibility and action, also health motivation, cues to action, perceived barriers and perceived severity showed a significant relationship with action. Perceived benefits and self-efficacy did not show any significant results with action. A multiple regression analysis revealed health motivation as the best predictor of risk action. To conclude, the Health Belief Model is able to predict risk perceptions and risk reducing behavior in people regarding ticks and Lyme disease and health motivation turned out to be the best predictor or risk action
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59105
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