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TELL ME: protective behaviour in an epidemic

Jennifer Badham
Submitted By: jbadham
Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2015
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This is a prototype simulation developed for the TELL ME project about health communication to encourage protective behaviour during influenza epidemics. Decisions to adopt (or drop) protective behaviour consider the agent’s attitude, adoption by other nearby agents and the proximity of the epidemic. Communication can affect agent attitudes and their perception of the other decision factors. Epidemic progress is affected by the level of adoption of protective behaviour and the efficacy of that behaviour.

Cite This Model:
Badham, Jennifer (2015, February 10). "TELL ME: protective behaviour in an epidemic" (Version 1). CoMSES Computational Model Library. Retrieved from:
Model Version: 1 [Latest]
Version Notes:

Platform: NetLogo Also requires eXtraWidgets extension
Programming Language:
Operating System: Platform Independent
Licensed Under: Creative Commons (cc by)
Instructions on Running This Model:
You will need both NetLogo and the eXtraWidgets extension installed (file locations in documentation). Unzip the model file to obtain both the model itself and the supporting GIS population data. The model can then be opened in NetLogo.

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