International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research
Articles Information
International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research, Vol.2, No.2, Apr. 2016, Pub. Date: Jun. 17, 2016
Knowledge, Attitudes and Preventive Practices of House Hold Regarding Dengue Fever in the Rural Areas of Jazan Region, Saudi Arabia
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Authors
[01] Tahani B. ELyas, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
[02] Ebtihag M. ELsidig, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
[03] Abrar Aseri, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Education Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
[04] Awsaf Break, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Education Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
[05] Halima Salim, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Education Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
[06] Rania Adil, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Education Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
[07] Rafef Hamoud, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Education Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
Abstract
This is a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in rural areas of Jazan region during June 2015- March 2016. The objective is to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of the households ‘caretakers regarding dengue fever. A sample of 384 households’ care-takers was randomly selected. Data was collected by using a structured pre-code questionnaire. The questionnaire consist of five sections, information about socio-demographic profile of households' caretakers, previous knowledge about transmission, symptoms & signs and prevention methods of dengue fever. The study shows that (74.0%) of care-takers have good knowledge about dengue fever, (35.0%) mention that they know dengue fever through radio and newspaper were the main source of information, (37.0%) revealed that fever is most common symptoms, (28.0%) reported that mosquito feeding-time usually took place during the daytime. Also, the study indicates that there is an association between knowledge of household with both attitudes and practices about dengue fever. The study recommends that the increasing the care-taker awareness about dengue fever prevention. Besides, the implementation of a continuous KAP assessment.
Keywords
Dengue Fever, Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, Household, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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