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Table 1 Knowledge questions with correct and incorrect answers

From: Comparing the effect of a leaflet and a movie in preventing tick bites and Lyme disease in The Netherlands

Statements Answer  
A tick is always bigger than a lady bug incorrect  
A tick usually falls out of a tree to bite incorrect  
A tick can be removed by pulling it straight up with a pointed tweezers correct  
You will always get sick from a tick bite incorrect  
If you are bitten, it is advisable to remove a tick within 48 h incorrect  
Ticks always bite on so called ‘hot spots’, such as arm pits, groins, knee cavity incorrect  
Lyme disease usually starts with a red circle on the skin correct  
What can you do best? Situation 1: You will discover a bitten tick on your body, within 24 h after you have been in the green Situation 2: You will discover a bitten tick on your body, more than 24 h after you have been in the green
Remove tick correct correct
Visit general practitioner incorrect correct
Note the date and the site of the bite correct correct
Monitor your health   
I don’t know - -
Questions Correct answers Incorrect answers
Imagine you have removed a tick. How long after the bite you should monitor your health? Up to 3 months after the bite Up to 3 weeks after the bite Up to 1 year after the bite
Imagine you have removed a tick. On what symptoms you should look? Red circle on the skin, flu-like, symptoms, painful joints Bloody nose, diarrhea, hair loss
Imagine you have removed a tick. Which of the symptoms should you watch out for to see if you have got Lyme disease? Flu-like symptoms Nose bleed
  Red ring on the skin around the tick bite Diarrhoea
  Painful joints Hair loss