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Factors Affecting MERS-related Health Behaviors among Male High School Students
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Factors Affecting MERS-related Health Behaviors among Male High School Students
Choi, Jeong Sil; Ha, Jun Young; Lee, Jun Soo; Lee, Yeon Tack; Jeong, Se Ung; Shin, Dong Jun; Han, Jun Hee; Lee, Chan; Seo, Dong Uk;
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 Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to survey male high school students on their MERS(Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)-related knowledge, risk perception, and health behaviors and to identify the factors affecting health behaviors during the MERS outbreak in Korea. Methods: The subjects in this study were 144 students in a male high school. Data were collected through self-reported questionnaires in July, 2015. The collected data were analyzed by ANOVA, Pearson's correlation and multiple regression using SPSS/WIN 21.0. Results: The proportion of correct answers to questions testing MERS-related knowledge was 71.6% among male high school students; their health behaviors were rated at 48.9%; and their risk perception rate was 1.8 out of 4. There was a positive correlation between knowledge, risk perception, and health behaviors. Knowledge and risk perception explained 15.1% of the variance in health behaviors. Conclusion: To improve students' health behaviors, their risk perception and knowledge over MERS should be strengthened. Therefore, it is necessary to develop and implement efficient and feasible MERS education programs for high school students.
 Keywords
Middle east respiratory syndrome;Behavior;Student;
 Language
Korean
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