Assessment of Local Public Health Workers' Willingness to Respond to Pandemic Influenza through Application of the Extended Parallel Process Model

@inproceedings{Barnett2009AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of Local Public Health Workers' Willingness to Respond to Pandemic Influenza through Application of the Extended Parallel Process Model},
  author={Daniel J. Barnett and Ran D. Balicer and C B Thompson and J Douglas Storey and Saad B Omer and Natalie L. Semon and Steve Bayer and Lorraine V. Cheek and Kerry W. Gateley and Kathryn Lanza and Jane A. Norbin and Catherine C. Slemp and Jonathan M. Links},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Local public health agencies play a central role in response to an influenza pandemic, and understanding the willingness of their employees to report to work is therefore a critically relevant concern for pandemic influenza planning efforts. Witte's Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM) has been found useful for understanding adaptive behavior in the face of unknown risk, and thus offers a framework for examining scenario-specific willingness to respond among local public health… CONTINUE READING

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