Several studies have shown that there is lack of awareness about influenza
infection and effectiveness of vaccination among younger adults. There are many myths
in general population regarding influenza vaccination which impact overall vaccination
Stress coping theory can also explain how stress and its related coping mechanisms can be
related to prescription drug abuse. Stress could be physical, emotional, or financial. People
having h/o physical abuse or sexual abuse are at higher risk of drug ab
1. Intrapersonal: Persons attitude and motivation plays major role in predicting his
behavior. Lack of knowledge about side effects of medicine is also an important factor
involved. Emotional disturbances, depression, and other psychological stress is als
Use of drugs and its impact on overall impact on healthcare is very well accepted concern
worldwide. However, more recently, in United States, there is a growing concern about epidemic
of prescription drug abuse (Maxwell, 2011). There is significant rise
Patient could be vulnerable to drug abuse or addiction by virtue of the genes they are
born with. However, environmental influences play a major role. Persons environment such as
family, neighborhood, socioeconomic status significantly influence persons b
Influenza is an acute respiratory illness that spreads rapidly in seasonal
epidemics. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and has a significant impact on
overall healthcare cost and economy. The number of hospitalizations secondary to
With a growing elderly population, healthcare costs continue to grow as the
elderly are afflicted with influenza and influenza-related illnesses. Despite increased
influenza vaccination rates among the elderly, overall morbidity and mortality from
Due to lack of knowledge about influenza and its vaccine, there is low rate of
vaccination among low-risk population. It is therefore important to increase the
awareness and change peoples belief and attitude towards influenza. One approach to
Using Health Belief Model, physician or healthcare worker can increase influenza
awareness and vaccination by addressing each component of the model. Low-risk
individuals need to be informed that even though they are healthy, they are at risk of
Am I at higher risk of Influenza?
Can Influenza cause serious health problem?
Is influenza vaccination beneficial?
Does influenza vaccination have side effects?
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