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Table 1 Application of Health Belief Model Constructs to antibiotic issues

From: Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions

Construct Application
Perceived susceptibility The participant’s subjective assessment/perception of the likelihood of being personally affected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Perceived seriousness The participant’s assessment/perception of the severity of the situation regarding antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Perceived benefits The participant’s assessment/perception of the benefits of engaging in judicious behavior in relation to antibiotics
Perceived barriers The participant’s assessment/perception of barriers to engaging in judicious behavior in relation to antibiotics
Perceived self-efficacy The participant’s perception of his/her or others’ competence in engaging in judicious behavior in relation to antibiotics
Cues to action Trigger mechanisms to prompt engagement in judicious behavior in relation to antibiotic use
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