Immunology Case Reports

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Abstract - Immunology Case Reports (2021) Volume 4, Issue 4

Application of the theory of planned behavior to vaccination of dogs against rabies in Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria

Statement of the Problem: Rabies is currently without cure, leaving prevention as the only strategy for its elimination from both developed and developing countries. In the provision of effective epidemic prevention policies by the government, certain theoretical frame works are often employed based on their ability to predict behaviour. In this study, the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) was applied in analyzing dog owners behaviours. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Abeokuta, Nigeria, using a structured questionnaire, based on the model of planned behaviour. The basic demographic data were obtained from respondents. Attitude (ba), perceived behavioural control (pbc), behavioural intention (bi), subjective norm (sn), and knowledge were assessed. The knowledge effect was distinguished as objective knowledge (ok) and subjective knowledge (sk). A total of 225 dog owners (purposively sampled) completed the questionnaire. Pearson coefficient correlation, Chi-square, T-test, and logistic regression analysis were used to review the relationships among these variables and find determinants to explain the dog owners intention to vaccinate their dogs and actual vaccination  

Author(s): Awoyomi Olajoju J

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