Knowledge of the boarded population about Zika virus

Faria, João, R Teodósio, M. Filomena Teodoro

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to describe the knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices regarding the infection by the Zika virus (ZIKV) among the population embarked on Portuguese Navy ships. We have performed a statistical analysis, a cross-sectional study that, besides allowing us to describe knowledge, attitudes and practices related to ZIKV infection, also let us to stratify the different groups under study: those who will navigate in endemic areas of Zika virus and navigators that have already traveled to endemic areas of ZIKV. The knowledge level about ZIKV reveals significant differences between the distinct questions and groups. The preliminary results obtained are in agreement with similar performed studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and its applications:
Subtitle of host publicationICCSA 2019
PublisherSpringer
Pages97-110
Number of pages13
VolumeVol. 11621
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-24302-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-24301-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Sciences

Keywords

  • Literacy
  • Questionnaire
  • Statistical approach
  • Factorial analysis
  • Zika virus

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