标题：Perception, attitude and behavior in relation to climate change: A survey among CDC health professionals in Shanxi province, China
作者：Wei, Junni; Hansen, Alana; Zhang, Ying; Li, Hong; Liu, Qiyong; Sung, Yehuan; Bi, Peng
作者机构：[Wei, Junni] Shanxi Med Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Taiyuan 030001, Shanxi, Peoples R China.; [Hansen, Alana; Bi, Peng] Univ Adelaide, Sch 更多
通讯作者地址：[Bi, P]Univ Adelaide, Sch Populat Hlth, Discipline Publ Hlth, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia.
关键词：Climate change; Policy; Mitigation; Adaptation; Public perception
摘要：Background: A better understanding of public perceptions, attitude and behavior in relation to climate change will provide an important foundation for government's policy-making, service provider's guideline development and the engagement of local communities. The purpose of this study was to assess the perception towards climate change, behavior change, mitigation and adaptation measures issued by the central government among the health professionals in the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in China.; Methods: In 2013, a cross-sectional questionnaire survey was undertaken among 314 CDC health professionals in various levels of CDC in Shanxi Province, China. Descriptive analyses were performed.; Results: More than two thirds of the respondents believed that climate change has happened at both global and local levels, and climate change would lead to adverse impacts to human beings. Most respondents (74.8%) indicated the emission of greenhouse gases was the cause of climate change, however there was a lack of knowledge about greenhouse gases and their sources. Media was the main source from which respondents obtained the information about climate change. A majority of respondents showed that they were willing to change behavior, but their actions were limited. In terms of mitigation and adaptation measures issued by the Chinese Government, respondents' perception showed inconsistency between strategies and relevant actions. Moreover, although the majority of respondents believed some strategies and measures were extremely important to address climate change, they were still concerned about economic development, energy security, and local environmental protection.; Conclusion: There are gaps between perceptions and actions towards climate change among these health professionals. Further efforts need to be made to raise the awareness of climate change among health professionals, and to promote relevant actions to address climate change in the context of the proposed policies with local sustainable development. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.