Factors associated with dengue fever prevention practices in endemic area

Iskandar Arfan, Ayu Rizky, Andri Dwi Hernawan

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Prevention practices and the factors that influence them are essential for controlling the spread of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and effective strategic planning. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with the practice of preventing dengue fever in communities in endemic areas of Kubu Raya Regency, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. This study was an observational study with a cross-sectional design. The research sample was 379 households in endemic areas using a questionnaire. Collecting data was using a questionnaire with interviews. Bivariate analysis employed Chi-square test, multivariate analysis using logistic regression. Most of the respondents practiced fewer prevention; variables related to dengue fever prevention practices were income, education, knowledge about dengue prevention and health education (mass media). Regression analysis showed that the variables of education, knowledge about dengue prevention, and mass media education were related to the practice of preventing dengue fever. This study indicated that in preventing dengue fever, strategies must be developed to cultivate prevention practices and increase prevention campaigns using mass media and focus on areas with low education and knowledge in dengue prevention.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijphs.v11i4.21784

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