Tour leaders with detailed knowledge of travel-related diseases play a key role in disease prevention

Tour leaders with detailed knowledge of travel-related diseases play a key role in disease... AbstractIn Taiwan, group tours are a popular mode of international travel; hence, group tour leaders must ensure traveler safety and health. This study identified factors influencing tour leaders’ willingness to recommend pretravel medical consultation and vaccination.A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was administered to tour leaders from January 2011 to December 2012. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to estimate the odds ratios of having a positive attitude and willingness based on different knowledge scores of the tour leaders after adjustments for age, sex, education level, and seniority.Tour leaders with a more detailed knowledge of both travel-related infectious and noninfectious diseases demonstrated a higher willingness to receive vaccination. They believed that consultation at travel clinics before travel can improve travelers’ health (P < .05).This study supports the importance and effectiveness on educating tour leaders’ knowledge about travel-related diseases to improve health care for travelers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Medicine Wolters Kluwer Health

Tour leaders with detailed knowledge of travel-related diseases play a key role in disease prevention

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2018 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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0025-7974
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1536-5964
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10.1097/MD.0000000000009806
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AbstractIn Taiwan, group tours are a popular mode of international travel; hence, group tour leaders must ensure traveler safety and health. This study identified factors influencing tour leaders’ willingness to recommend pretravel medical consultation and vaccination.A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was administered to tour leaders from January 2011 to December 2012. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to estimate the odds ratios of having a positive attitude and willingness based on different knowledge scores of the tour leaders after adjustments for age, sex, education level, and seniority.Tour leaders with a more detailed knowledge of both travel-related infectious and noninfectious diseases demonstrated a higher willingness to receive vaccination. They believed that consultation at travel clinics before travel can improve travelers’ health (P < .05).This study supports the importance and effectiveness on educating tour leaders’ knowledge about travel-related diseases to improve health care for travelers.

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MedicineWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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