Running Head: HEALTH BEHAVIOR, COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY 1
HEALTH BEHAVIOR, COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY 7
Health Behavior, Communication, and Advocacy
Module 2 Case: BHS499 Senior Capstone Project
Tuberculosis one of the bacteria-related infectious diseases. The tuberculosis bacteria are called mycobacterium tuberculosis. The lifestyle of the patient triggers the disorder. Tuberculosis affects the lungs and kills a lot worldwide. Tuberculosis is stated to have the highest prevalence in most countries. Tuberculosis is one of the deadliest, affecting both gender and reproductive women in most cases (OCPHS1, 2014). When the illness attacks a victim, a lot of money is spent on medical treatment, which is a burden for the person and the family. The use of air spreads tuberculosis amongst individuals. Therefore, it is transferred by air. If you have tuberculosis and, in a crowd, you can pass the disease to others during the meeting. In most cases, the risk of infection by the disease is greater within children.
Relevant Health Behaviors Contributing to TB
Many health-related habits, such as the use of drugs, cause tuberculosis. For many people globally, drugs are very vulnerable, for instance, a smoker, to tuberculosis (OCPHS1, 2014). For a human to smoke is risky. Tobacco smokers expose you to aeronautical problems, which increase the likelihood of TB. Smoking can affect the spleen and lungs, resulting in tuberculosis infections due to too much smoking. Many signs and symptoms suggest the infection has infected a person. These causes include constant cough, sweating at night, nausea, frostbite, and even upset stomach. Heart pains can also be another of the disease’s primary symptoms. A person’s smoking activity should be discouraged because this adds to contamination with the disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017).
Another behavioral aspect that triggers tuberculosis in a person is attending social places, which are crowded. This is how many people can meet at social venues, such as meetings or movies. Because the disease is infectious, a person can transmit it, and coughing can spread to other persons. In such a situation, a person may discourage huge crowds from attending to prevent them from becoming victims of the disease. Drug misuse is a significant contributor to tuberculosis risk.
The use of alcohol may also cause tuberculosis infection. Individuals who consume drugs such as alcohol often exchange drinks with their friends or even acquaintances, who pose a massive danger to their wellbeing (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). They may share the same with someone who has already been infected because he can quickly catch the disease because the disease is airborne. Additional causes that make the disorder more likely include driving a lot and staying in certain specific areas. For example, when you go to a place where tuberculosis is normal, you might get the illness.
Surveillance System that Monitors TB
In the United States, numerous surveillance programs were implemented to help track and monitor possible infectious diseases. The steps were taken to reduce the distribution of the impact of diseases on humans. One of the biggest control systems is implementing organic monitoring systems (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). These programs have a variety of knowledge, both on human health and on different infectious agents. The machine controls all animal pests, water quality, air quality, and helps prevent natural pandemics and bioterrorism. This led to the management and prevention of disease outbreaks in the US. This was achievable with the use of technologies and the digital transformation of health problems. The detection of bio-terrorism tracks and recognizes all potential diseases. All this was possible by the concerted efforts of numerous healthcare stakeholders. Consequently, bioterrorism has played an important part in preventing illnesses that may have led to death.
For tracking to work, professional workers must enforce this framework (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). The staff handling of this system needs to be able to operate in the divisions. This system can be easily managed with a great deal of money. These control devices have been supplied in numerous health facilities throughout the world. This development has greatly helped to prevent the infection from spreading and harming more people.
Risk Communication Essential for Sara’s Co-Workers
The risk of communication on health issues is critical (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). Risk communication requires sensitizing workers or someone else to gain knowledge about such pathogens, which can pose several life threats. Sara wanted to express danger to her staff to obtain some awareness of multiple health problems. Risk communication offers some important knowledge about different viruses that can affect a person’s health and the different symptoms and complications. Sara’s co-workers were trained to be very vigilant of something strange in their lives. The staff began to adjust some of their actions to prevent any issues. They were trained for any crises in their working atmosphere with danger coordination.
There are main factors that should be considered in designing crisis and risk coordination communications to ensure their efficacy. The viewer is one of the key things to remember. Be specific on whether the crisis and risk dialog massage is meant to target the target audience. The message to be sent should inform the target group precisely what they should do. The audience can also provide input about what the intended audience should learn about the illness or tragedy (OCPHS1, 2014). The message should provide specific detail about the individual message. It’s often necessary for the target group to know the disease’s probability of training them mentally.
Components in Developing Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Messages
Messages on crisis and emergency concerns should also provide the target group with a guide on how to escape the crisis if it continues. This lets them mitigate threats; for instance, in the case of an epidemic outbreak, how best they can avoid disaster effects (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). This is of great assistance to the victims as it aims to keep the epidemic from spreading to a broader region. The channel used is another critical factor in creating a contact message for disaster and emergency threats. The correspondence sent should also acknowledge the appropriate media or pass on the intended audience’s intended information. Proper networks can be used to meet the target audience in advance before the disaster arises. The information is shared.
The response to be sent out must also be extremely reliable, as a major aspect of the crisis and emergency risk communication message. The message to the objective demographic must be brief and concise for the audience. The message must be delivered in a verbal that the listener understands undoubtedly (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). If a common language is used to relay crucial information, people can quickly grasp what the message contains. The basic use of language and the correct medium allows to faster relay information to a wide region. It aims to increase awareness of the problem of the situation and encourages everyone to solve it.
Tuberculosis is an infection that is very quickly spread from person to person since it is an infectious disease. We heard about different behavioral influences that stimulate disease infection and spread. In order, so people do not fall prey to the disease, it is important to consider any of these causes of TB. It is important to sensitize everybody to learn more about different health issues. Healthy health is what all individuals seek, and we should all be very careful about issues relating to our wellbeing (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). There should be a great deal of study to provide us with better knowledge. To help curb health issues, innovations should be implemented.
OCPHS1 (2014). What Is Tuberculosis? Retrieved from Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFZ1TEDJlqI.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017, July 26). 5 things to know about TB
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2018). Tuberculosis (TB). Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/
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