Author information: The declaration of a Phase 6 pandemic of influenza A H1N1 by the World Health Organization in Junetriggered the activation of preparedness responses worldwide. During spring and fall, many US universities actuated their emergency pandemic preparedness plans.
This article describes a research study that used a modified community based participatory research CBPR approach between August and November at New Mexico State University's main Las Cruces campus to determine influenza pandemic influenza A H1N1 and seasonal influenza knowledge, attitudes, and health communication informal support networks and social networking strategies specifically related to influenza among dormitory housed on-campus living undergraduate virgi twat images. Following activation of the university's campus-wide efforts to educate students about pandemic flu, university community partners were asked for input regarding information for dormitory preparedness for the university's undergraduate students.
Student participants were recruited for the sex study from those housed in four campus dormitories. A purposive convenience sample was used to collect survey data from students during the peak week of reported flu cases on campus.
Each participant was given an anonymous, face-to-face, self-administered survey and surveys were able to be analyzed. Four categorical data were analyzed by sex The average age was Sex, race, age, and dormitory were demonstrated to have little impact on H1N1 health practices and knowledge. Three-quarters of students surveyed demonstrated awareness of the pandemic H1N1 flu. Most students stated that they knew dormitory who had flu during the year, even if they had not.
Three main factors affected the students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors: Failure to utilize these student information mechanisms may result in less than optimal health education effectiveness.