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A sense of dread: affect and risk perception in people with schizophrenia during an influenza pandemic

Maguire, Paul; Reay, Rebecca; Looi, Jeffrey

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Objective: To explore the role of affect in risk perception and intention to adopt protective measures against pandemic swine influenza in people with schizophrenia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted exploring the responses of 71 adults with schizophrenia and 238 adults attending general practice settings without schizophrenia. Participants completed a questionnaire that included items relating to: self-predicted affect (affective forecast) were they to contract swine influenza;...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Paul
dc.contributor.authorReay, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorLooi, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-01T23:29:51Z
dc.identifier.issn1039-8562
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/220897
dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore the role of affect in risk perception and intention to adopt protective measures against pandemic swine influenza in people with schizophrenia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted exploring the responses of 71 adults with schizophrenia and 238 adults attending general practice settings without schizophrenia. Participants completed a questionnaire that included items relating to: self-predicted affect (affective forecast) were they to contract swine influenza; perceived risk from swine influenza; and willingness to adopt protective measures against swine influenza. The 10-item Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) and a single-item Self-Rated Health Question (SRHQ) were also included as measures. Results: In people with schizophrenia, higher levels of predicted fear were associated with increased likelihood of perceived substantive risk from swine influenza and self-reported willingness to adopt protective measures against it. However, higher K10 anxiety subscale scores, reflecting greater concurrent anxiety, were associated with reduced likelihood of perceived substantive risk from swine influenza in people with schizophrenia. Conclusion: Affect appears to play a role in risk perception of influenza and willingness to take protective measures against it in people with schizophrenia.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge funding provided by the Private Practice Fund, Canberra Hospital.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.rights© The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2019
dc.sourceAustralasian Psychiatry
dc.subjectschizophrenia
dc.subjectaffect
dc.subjectrisk perception
dc.subjectpsychological distress
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.titleA sense of dread: affect and risk perception in people with schizophrenia during an influenza pandemic
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor110319 - Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
local.identifier.absfor111714 - Mental Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5234101xPUB295
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202097
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMaguire, Paul, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationReay, Rebecca, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLooi, Jeffrey, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage450
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage455
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1039856219839467
local.identifier.absseo920209 - Mental Health Services
local.identifier.absseo920410 - Mental Health
dc.date.updated2020-11-02T04:24:42Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85064605930
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