This study was supported by a grant from Research Grants Committee, #1063, The University of Alabama. The authors wish to thank Kathy Paris, Julie Rich, Cash Spivey, Joe Hunt, Stan England, Joe Greene, and the members of the AED (Premedical Honorary Society) for their assistance.
Health Beliefs and Intentions: Predictors of Return Compliance in a Tuberculosis Detection Drive1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 128–136, April 1982
How to Cite
Wurtele, S. K., Roberts, M. C. and Leeper, J. D. (1982), Health Beliefs and Intentions: Predictors of Return Compliance in a Tuberculosis Detection Drive. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 12: 128–136. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1982.tb00854.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
A prospective design was employed to study the ability of various factors to predict return compliance in a tuberculosis detection drive. Five hundred fiftythree participants in the drive were asked to complete a questionnaire tapping their views of TB (based on the Health Belief Model) and their intentions to return for the recommended skin test reading. Behavioral intention was found to be an important predictor of return rates, and the inclusion of the HBM variables aided in the classification noncompliers. Practical and theoretical implications of these findings are discussed.