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dc.contributor.authorTran, BX
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, TH
dc.contributor.authorPhung, DT
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, LH
dc.contributor.authorPham, HQ
dc.contributor.authorVu, GT
dc.contributor.authorLe, HT
dc.contributor.authorLatkin, CA
dc.contributor.authorHo, CSH
dc.contributor.authorHo, RCM
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-17T04:08:03Z
dc.date.available2021-05-17T04:08:03Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2212-4209
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102212
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404431
dc.description.abstractThe study presents a cross-sectional analysis via a web-based survey to assess the awareness and experiences of Vietnamese health professionals and community workers on climate and epidemic changes and their impacts on society. Health professionals, medical students, and community workers were included in the survey. Factor analysis was used to explore the construct validity of measures, and Multivariable Tobit regression models were used to examine associated factors with awareness about climate and epidemic changes and impacts on society. Results showed that the awareness of participants about climate and epidemic changes was moderately-low, while the awareness about the impacts on society were moderately high. Community workers show higher awareness of climate and epidemic changes compared to health professionals. People working in provincial levels had a lower score (Coef. = -0.64, 95%CI = −1.19 to −0.09) than those working in central level. Compared to Northern participants, those living in Central and Southern regions have lower awareness scores regarding “Changes in weather and epidemics” and “Changes in the environment” compared to Northern people. The higher awareness about climate and epidemic changes were found to be correlated with the higher awareness of “Impacts on health, society and economy” and “Impact on individuals and families”. Community workers scored lower in “Impact on individuals and families” compared to health professionals (Coef.-0.75; 95%CI = −1.34 to −0.16). This study emphasized the vulnerabilities of Vietnamese communities to epidemics and climate change. It suggests the involvements of intersectoral taskforces in the preparedness and responses to climate change and epidemics.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom102212
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
dc.relation.ispartofvolume59
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClimate change impacts and adaptation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4406
dc.titleGaps in awareness of climate variability and its impacts on society among health professionals and community workers in Vietnam: Implications for COVID-19 and other epidemic response systems
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTran, BX; Nguyen, TH; Phung, DT; Nguyen, LH; Pham, HQ; Vu, GT; Le, HT; Latkin, CA; Ho, CSH; Ho, RCM, Gaps in awareness of climate variability and its impacts on society among health professionals and community workers in Vietnam: Implications for COVID-19 and other epidemic response systems, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2021, 59, pp. 102212
dc.date.updated2021-05-17T01:17:16Z
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gro.griffith.authorPhung, Dung T.


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