Perception du risque lié aux maladies infectieuses évitables par la vaccination au Québec

Authors: Diallo, Cheick Bady
Advisor: De Wals, PhilippeDubé, Ève
Abstract: This study is an exploration of a new concept in public health, the perception of the risk of infectious diseases process. It aims to explore how primary target for vaccine-preventable infectious diseases are perceived by different groups including experts and students, and see how this perception may influence the propensity to invest in prevention. Thus, the questionnaire from the psychometric paradigm was designed and adapted to infectious diseases. This questionnaire was submitted to experts of the QIC (Québec Immunization Committee), the pediatric residents, and students in community health and epidemiology. This study described the risk perception about some preventable infectious diseases by vaccination in Quebec according to the characteristics of psychometric paradigm developed by Slovic. It also helped to describe the willingness to pay and willingness to invest participants to prevent these diseases. This study highlights the difficulties in the application of psychometric paradigm to characterize the infectious diseases. Further studies are needed to confirm these results.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2013
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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