Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 3, P575-593 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.05.007 View full text
Lorraine M. Noble, Adrienne Willcox, Ronald H. Behrens

Abstract: A significant number of travellers sustain travel-related injury or illness, despite receiving pretravel advice. This appears to be due to a combination of inconsistent guidance about risks and recommendations, and partial adherence. This article considers perceptions and attitudes to risk, factors affecting uptake of advice, and features of an effective consultation. A framework is proposed for a pretravel consultation, using a shared decision-making approach. Engaging the traveller as an active participant i…

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