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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012


Retrospective Evaluation of Control Measures for Contacts of Patient with Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever

Aura TimenComments to Author , Leslie D. Isken, Patricia Willemse, Franchette van den Berkmortel, Marion P.G. Koopmans, Danielle E.C. van Oudheusden, Chantal P. Bleeker-Rovers, Annemarie E. Brouwer, Richard P.T.M. Grol, Marlies E.J.L. Hulscher, and Jaap T. van Dissel
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands (A. Timen, L.D. Isken, M.P.G. Koopmans); Elkerliek Hospital, Helmond, the Netherlands (P. Willemse); Atrium Medical Centre, Heerlen, the Netherlands (F. van den Berkmortel); Public Health Service Brabant-Zuidoost, Helmond (D.E.C. van Oudheusden); Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (C.P. Bleeker-Rovers, R.P.T.M. Grol, M.E.J.L. Hulscher); Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands (A.E. Brouwer); Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands (J.T. van Dissel)

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Table 4

Linear regression model of scores on Impact of Event Scale during and after the monitoring period in persons who had contact with a person with Marburg hemorrhagic fever, the Netherlands*

Variable IES score during monitoring
IES score after monitoring
B (SE) p value B (SE) p value
Constant 4.73 (0.75) 2.62 (0.59)
Sex 0.11 (0.14) 0.446 0.10 (0.11) 0.349
Education −0.14 (0.08) 0.103 −0.17 (0.06) 0.015
Age 0.02 (0.05) 0.714 0.04 (0.04) 0.372
Risk category −0.06 (0.16) 0.742 −0.06 (0.13) 0.663
Clarity of instructions scale† −0.02 (0.08) 0.864 −0.03 (0.06) 0.678
Compliance scale‡ 0.10 (0.08) 0.296 −0.05 (0.06) 0.469
Interference scale§ −2.19 (0.25) <0.001 −1.08 (0.19) <0.001
R2 0.601 0.437

*IES, impact of event scale; B, estimate of regression coefficient (a negative estimate indicates a negative association of the independent variable with the dependent variable); R2, proportion of variance in the dependent variable accounted for by the model. Boldface indicates statistical significance (p<0.05).
†Explicitness, completeness, unambiguity, confusion, and redundancy.
‡Twice a day temperature monitoring, temperature reporting, canceling trip, and postponing trip.
§Difficulties with monitoring, extra costs, fear of becoming infected, fear of infecting household members, household members fearing infection, fear that colleagues might be infected, restrictions in social life, tensions caused by the measures, tensions experienced by partners, and tensions experienced by children in the household.

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