Desirée J. M. A. Beaujean

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BACKGROUND Lyme disease (LD) is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States and in Europe. The aim of this study was to examine knowledge, perceived risk, feelings of anxiety, and behavioral responses of the general public in relation to tick bites and LD in the Netherlands. METHODS From a representative Internet panel a random sample was(More)
Tick bites and tick-borne infections are an increasingly large problem. There is a wide range of precautions that citizens can take, but compliance is low. Mobile technology can offer a solution here, as they allow citizens to access health information in context. In this article, we discuss the development of requirements for a mobile app to support(More)
BACKGROUND Lyme disease (LD) has become the most common vector borne illness in the Northern hemisphere. Prevention relies predominantly on fostering protective behaviors (e.g., avoiding tick areas, using protective clothing and repellent, and doing routine tick checks post-exposure). The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness (in terms(More)
– A relatively high percentage of the workforce has lower literacy levels, which means that these employees have problems understanding written text. We have designed a brochure for a specific occupational group: landscape workers, people who work in urban and rural green spaces. This group bears a high risk of tick bites and, therefore, of contracting Lyme(More)
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