Travel health advice in North Queensland/Australia from the perspective of travellers to destinations in the developing world

Bauer, I.L. (2002) Travel health advice in North Queensland/Australia from the perspective of travellers to destinations in the developing world. British Travel Health Association Journal, 3. pp. 42-48.

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[Extract] Travellers to more distant, exotic and tropical destinations are often exposed to a variety of health hazards. Pre-travel care and travel health advice are given to prevent such problems. The primary level of disease prevention is informed health behaviour. Suitable information, presented in appropriate ways, allows individuals to change their behaviour in order to avoid disease. Today, travel health advice can be obtained from a variety of sources in a variety of ways. However, research over the last decade suggests that the advice given is often out of date, not readily available or only covers more common health problems. Also, some advice given is incorrect, incomplete, inconsistent, confusing and contradicting. Not only geographic appropriateness but currency is required in travel health advice pertaining to less common health issues. The need for better and more accessible travel health advice has been highlighted by many authors

Item ID: 22861
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1478-680X
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 06:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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