Title

An evaluation of dengue prevention programs in the province of Cavite

Date of Completion

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Dengue, Public Health

Abstract

This study used descriptive research design specifically a process evaluation. There were a total of 23 cities and municipalities in Cavite, 7 cities, and 16 municipalities. To determine the dengue prevention programs, a self-made questionnaire was used on the basis of the programs given by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) which was handed down by the Department of Health (DOH). The data gathered was tallied and the following statistically treated using frequency distributions, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Based on the findings of the study the following conclusions were drawn: 1) The province of Cavite is composed mostly of urban cities/municipalities which confirming the second highest number of dengue cases in CALABARZON due to its urbanized locale; 2) The City of Bacoor has the highest projected population and the Municipality of General Emilio Aguinaldo has the lowest projected population, this shows the difference in population if a certain city/municipality is an urban community or a rural community. Bacoor was a highly urbanized city while General Emilio Aguinaldo was a rural municipality; 3) The total number of dengue cases for the year 2016 was 4,742. With the city of Imus having the highest number of dengue cases at 654 and the municipality of Magallanes having the lowest number of dengue cases at 11; 4) All of the programs were interpreted as very good except for the Little Dengue Brigade and the Supportive supervision for City/Municipality dengue coordinators which was interpreted as Good and Excellent, respectively. The relatively small gap in terms of the numbers themselves for both the Little dengue Brigade and Supportive for City/Municipality dengue coordinators suggests that overall, the participants considered all the programs to be Very Good in terms of the implementation; 5) The strength of the dengue prevention programs in terms of implementation was due to local government support and the weakness of the dengue prevention program in terms of implementation is health behavior of the community.

First Advisor

Adriano M. Herrera

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