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Table 3 Key themes

From: What infection control measures will people carry out to reduce transmission of pandemic influenza? A focus group study

Knowledge and perceptions of infection transmission:  
   Being near to someone who is infected Catching an infection that is in the air
   Touching an infected person or contaminated object Not covering mouth or using a tissue when coughing or sneezing
   Uncertainty about pandemic influenza  
Attitudes toward infection control behaviour:  
   Positive attitude Measures are ineffective
   Responsibility for the wellbeing of yourself and others Measures are inappropriate
Suggestion of alternative measures or compensatory
behaviour
Selfishness
   Negative attitude Fear of becoming ill
Factors relating to implementation of infection control behaviour  
   Normal routine Practicality
   Close or intimate relationships Severity of the illness
   Memory Education