Rabies Health Belief Model

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Rabies is a fatal zoonotic disease that causes nearly 50,000 deaths worldwide every year (Eslamifar et al., 2004 & Hatami, 2012). A major of rabies death occur in developing countries and linked to animal bites or scratch were an individual comes in contact with infected animals saliva, with 80-90% reported incidents occurring from domestic animal (Eslamifar et al., 2004). The purpose of the study was to determine those factors and effective education approaches in relation to those factors in preventive and protective behaviors based on the health belief model (HBM) and future rabies prevention measures in Abadeh, Iran. The health belief model over the last 60 years has been used as a template for providing insight into those factors that help predict an individual’s susceptibility to a particular disease. Several studies have determined that the relative risk of rabies centered in an individual participants knowledge about rabies and transmission susceptibility (Matibag et al., 2009; Prakash et al., 2013). Many of these studies indicated that a large gap in knowledge, attitude and practices about rabies increased an individual risk of…show more content…
al., 2014). The method used to determine the relationship between the HBM and preventive measure against rabies was the development of a questionnaire consisting of multiple sections to determine general information, general knowledge on rabies, HBM model focused questions on protective activities, prevention, and care after a incident (Morowatisharifabad et. al., 2014). The questionnaire were then approved by a panel of experts, with a Crobach’s alpha test of reliability, Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) was used for statistical analysis, with regression analysis and t-test for independent samples, P-value was at 0.05 (Morowatisharifabad et. al.,
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