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Health Belief Model Predicts H1n1 Preventive Handwashing Behaviour

Poster Session V - Board: V- 069
Friday, May 28, 2010, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Nathalie Ste-Marie
Thompson Rivers University

John D. Hallonquist
Thompson Rivers University

The Health Belief Model, which assumes that health behaviors are explained by beliefs, predicted reports of preventative H1N1 handwashing. The model accounted for a significant (p < .05) portion (34%) of the total variance, with the components Benefits, Motivation, and Barriers all contributing significantly, in that order.

Subject Area: General
Keywords: Health

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