Heat Waves and Climate Change: Applying the Health Belief Model to Identify Predictors of Risk Perception and Adaptive Behaviours in Adelaide, Australia

@inproceedings{Akompab2013HeatWA,
  title={Heat Waves and Climate Change: Applying the Health Belief Model to Identify Predictors of Risk Perception and Adaptive Behaviours in Adelaide, Australia},
  author={Derick A. Akompab and Peng Bi and Susan Williams and Janet F Grant and Iain A. Walker and Martha Augoustinos},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2013}
}
Heat waves are considered a health risk and they are likely to increase in frequency, intensity and duration as a consequence of climate change. The effects of heat waves on human health could be reduced if individuals recognise the risks and adopt healthy behaviours during a heat wave. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictors of risk perception using a heat wave scenario and identify the constructs of the health belief model that could predict adaptive behaviours during a heat… CONTINUE READING
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