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    Non-pharmacological interventions for Covid-19: How to improve adherence

    Gialama, Maria and Papaloukas, Periklis and McGilloway, Sinéad (2020) Non-pharmacological interventions for Covid-19: How to improve adherence. Health Psychology Update, 29. pp. 10-15. ISSN 2396-8729

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    Non pharmacological interventions (NPIs) have been widely recommended in the battle against Covid-19. Numerous NPIs, including personal protection, social distancing, and environment and travel measures, have been implemented globally to reduce Covid-19 incidence and mortality. Adherence to these measures is crucial in determining their effectiveness. This article discusses some important barriers and facilitators to adherence, based on existing knowledge and mainly recent literature in the area. We propose three ways in which adherence may be improved, including: (i) targeting individual-level barriers; (ii) addressing structural and societal factors; and (iii) facilitating healthy social norms/social emotions. Collectively, these highlight the important role of individual behavior (and adherence) in containing, and mitigating the impact of, Covid-19 now and into the future.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Non-pharmacological interventions; Covid-19; migitation; adherence; personal protection; social distancing; environment measures; travel measures;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 15040
    Depositing User: Dr. Sinéad McGilloway
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2021 16:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Health Psychology Update
    Publisher: British Psychology Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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