Review: How to improve adherence with quarantine: rapid review of the evidence

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Review: How to improve adherence with quarantine: rapid review of the evidence

Review: How to improve adherence with quarantine: rapid review of the evidence

This rapid evidence review determined that people vary widely in their adherence to quarantine recommendations and provides recommendations for public health officials to improve compliance.

Because adhering to quarantine can be difficult, the researchers wanted to assess what factors contribute to greater compliance with self-isolation recommendations. They found that adherence was mainly associated with knowledge, social norms, perceived benefits and risks, and practical influences. To increase the likelihood of individuals adhering to guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers urge public health officials to disseminate timely, clear information about what to do and why to do it. They also note that it is important to emphasize altruistic social norms, increase understanding of the benefit to not only oneself but also to others, and ensure essential food and medication are accessible.

|2020-06-01T11:50:27-04:00June 1st, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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