A tale of two cities: community psychobehavioral surveillance and related impact on outbreak control in Hong Kong and Singapore during the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic.

@article{Leung2004ATO,
  title={A tale of two cities: community psychobehavioral surveillance and related impact on outbreak control in Hong Kong and Singapore during the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic.},
  author={Gabriel M Leung and Stella R. Quah and Lai-ming Ho and Sai-yin Ho and A. J. Hedley and Hin-Peng Lee and Tai-Hing Lam},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={
          1033-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the public's knowledge and perception of SARS and the extent to which various precautionary measures were adopted in Hong Kong and Singapore. DESIGN Cross-sectional telephone survey of 705 Hong Kong and 1,201 Singapore adults selected by random-digit dialing. RESULTS Hong Kong respondents had significantly higher anxiety than Singapore respondents (State Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI] score, 2.06 vs 1.77; P < .001). The former group also reported more frequent… CONTINUE READING

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