Individual Study / Farnham et al.; Journal of Travel Medicine. 2018

Does the DOSPERT scale predict risk-taking behaviour during travel? A study using smartphones.

Does the DOSPERT scale predict risk-taking behaviour during travel? A study using smartphones.

Initiatives -
This study uses a validated risk-taking questionnaire Domain-Specific Risk-Taking Scale (DOSPERT) and data from a smartphone application to study the association between pre-travel risk attitudes and the occurrence of behaviours during travel. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2015
End Year
2013
Funding
The Béatrice Ederer-Weber Foundation funded the salary ofAndrea Farnham as a doctoral candidate.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Farnham A, Ziegler S, Blanke U, et al. Does the DOSPERT scale predict risk-taking behaviour during travel? A study using smartphones. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2018 Jan;25(1). DOI: 10.1093/jtm/tay064.

PUBMED 30107438

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
94
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A prospective cohort of travellers to Thailand used a smartphone application to answer a daily questionnaire about health behaviours and events.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
travellers to Thailand was recruited from the travel clinics of Zurich and Basel (Switzerland)

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
100
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
A prospective cohort of travellers to Thailand used a smartphone application to answer a daily questionnaire about health behaviours and events.
Start Date
2015
End Date
2015
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps