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Title: The forgotten disease : TB awareness and the role of public health education in Singapore.
Authors: Ho, Bin Bin.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Fifteen Chinese aged between 21 and 29 years old were selected through snowball sampling. Through semi-structured interviews, this study found that most of them have minimal knowledge of TB and low awareness of communicable diseases in general. However, with the growing TB cases in Singapore, together with ageing population, international human mobility and growing ineffectiveness of anti-TB measures, this paper hopes to examine whether TB awareness in Singapore can be promoted through public health education. Public health education allows the authority to normalize and impose certain attitudes, behaviours and knowledge on TB through social institutions such as schools, family and workplaces. Upon internalizing these behaviours and attitudes, self-surveillance will be performed by individuals, which effectively manage TB awareness and TB issues.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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