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Korean travelers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the prevention of malaria: measures taken by travelers departing for India from Incheon International Airport.
J Travel Med. 2007 Nov-Dec; 14(6):381-5.JT

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Although many Koreans travel each year to countries where malaria is present, few data are available on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Koreans with regards to malaria.

METHODS

The study was conducted in the departure lounge of Incheon International Airport in May 2006. A 22-item questionnaire was administered to Korean travelers whose travel destination was India.

RESULTS

Of 188 respondents, 24% had sought pretravel health information. Independent predictors for seeking pretravel health information were the following: being a Korean woman, longer duration of travel, planning to travel independently or to a rural area, and perceived risk of malaria. A total of 47% of travelers answered that they had not perceived any risk of malaria, and only 7% of travelers carried malaria prophylaxis.

CONCLUSIONS

There is an urgent need for increased awareness about travel-related infectious diseases (especially malaria) among Korean travelers, and they should be encouraged to seek pretravel health information.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17995533

Citation

Yoo, Youk-Jin, et al. "Korean Travelers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding the Prevention of Malaria: Measures Taken By Travelers Departing for India From Incheon International Airport." Journal of Travel Medicine, vol. 14, no. 6, 2007, pp. 381-5.
Yoo YJ, Bae GO, Choi JH, et al. Korean travelers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the prevention of malaria: measures taken by travelers departing for India from Incheon International Airport. J Travel Med. 2007;14(6):381-5.
Yoo, Y. J., Bae, G. O., Choi, J. H., Shin, H. C., Ga, H., Shin, S. R., Kim, M. S., Joo, K. J., Park, C. H., Yoon, H. J., & Baek, H. J. (2007). Korean travelers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the prevention of malaria: measures taken by travelers departing for India from Incheon International Airport. Journal of Travel Medicine, 14(6), 381-5.
Yoo YJ, et al. Korean Travelers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding the Prevention of Malaria: Measures Taken By Travelers Departing for India From Incheon International Airport. J Travel Med. 2007 Nov-Dec;14(6):381-5. PubMed PMID: 17995533.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Korean travelers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the prevention of malaria: measures taken by travelers departing for India from Incheon International Airport. AU - Yoo,Youk-Jin, AU - Bae,Go-Oon, AU - Choi,Ji-Ho, AU - Shin,Ho-Chol, AU - Ga,Hyuk, AU - Shin,Sae-Ron, AU - Kim,Mi-Sook, AU - Joo,Kyu-Jin, AU - Park,Chang-Hae, AU - Yoon,Hyun-Jung, AU - Baek,Heui-Jin, PY - 2007/11/13/pubmed PY - 2008/2/22/medline PY - 2007/11/13/entrez SP - 381 EP - 5 JF - Journal of travel medicine JO - J Travel Med VL - 14 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: Although many Koreans travel each year to countries where malaria is present, few data are available on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Koreans with regards to malaria. METHODS: The study was conducted in the departure lounge of Incheon International Airport in May 2006. A 22-item questionnaire was administered to Korean travelers whose travel destination was India. RESULTS: Of 188 respondents, 24% had sought pretravel health information. Independent predictors for seeking pretravel health information were the following: being a Korean woman, longer duration of travel, planning to travel independently or to a rural area, and perceived risk of malaria. A total of 47% of travelers answered that they had not perceived any risk of malaria, and only 7% of travelers carried malaria prophylaxis. CONCLUSIONS: There is an urgent need for increased awareness about travel-related infectious diseases (especially malaria) among Korean travelers, and they should be encouraged to seek pretravel health information. SN - 1195-1982 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17995533/Korean_travelers'_knowledge_attitudes_and_practices_regarding_the_prevention_of_malaria:_measures_taken_by_travelers_departing_for_India_from_Incheon_International_Airport_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jtm/article-lookup/doi/10.1111/j.1708-8305.2007.00157.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -