perceived severity

perceived severity

[pərsēvd′]
Etymology: L, percipere, to perceive, severus, serious
(in health belief model) a person's perception of the seriousness of the consequences of contracting a disease. Compare perceived susceptibility.
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Based on this model, behavior performance results from: (a) perceived barriers to performing behavior; (b) perceived benefits to performing behavior; (c) cues to action for the behavior; (d) perceived severity of threats if the behavior is not performed; and/or (e) perceived susceptibility to risks if the behavior is not performed.
The ASIMS user manual has been updated to provide guidance on the use of perceived severity.
They also reported the perceived severity and duration of each stressful event.
Respondents reported perceived susceptibility of infection as low, perceived severity of influenza A(H7N9) as lower than that of severe acute respiratory syndrome, and perceived severity of influenza A(H7N9) as higher than that of influenza A(H5N1) and seasonal influenza.
Correlates of intentions to test for radon include perceived community radon risk, perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived community concern, and number of known radon testers (Weinstein, Sandman, & Roberts, 1991).
Similarly, the likelihood of using services increases as the susceptibility to the condition, perceived severity of the condition and potential benefits of use grow.
Therefore, the perceived severity rather than the objective severity of a cardiac condition, as determined by cardiac criteria, may be associated with PTSD," the authors write.
In the current study, respondents provided an assessment of perceived severity of their MS using a 10-point scale ranging from 1 (mild) to 10 (severe).
Second, perceived severity is the extent to which a person will experience harm that occurred from contracting a particular disease or illness.
Five constructs for the design of this study are: perceived vulnerability, perceived severity, response efficacy, response costs, and self efficacy, which are variables derived from PMT and subjective norm construct to measure the affect of a student's intention to practice information security.
The questionnaire measured perceived susceptibility to sequelae of non-adherence, perceived severity of sequelae associated with non-adherence and beliefs about the likely benefits of the diet.

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