Title

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding dengue infection among urban community residents in Barangay Anabu II-F, Imus, Cavite

Date of Completion

3-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Clinical Pharmacology

Keywords

Dengue

Abstract

This study used cross-sectional design. Stratified random sampling was utilized to randomly select 304 residents out of the total average of 1800 residents. Data was collected using a modified, adapted and validated close ended questionnaire to determine the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue infection. After data collection, the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage and frequency of distribution). In conclusion, the practices of the residents are deemed positive where 46.2% of them would go see the doctor immediately after the first symptom appeared, 79.3% answered yes with regards to maintaining a clean environment around their home and their barangay, and 51% answered yes on using home. The only significant negative results gathered were: 89.5% of them answered "no" when asked if they wear long-sleeved shirts and full pants during daytime and 46.4% have less knowledge about dengue management where gastrointestinal bleeding. Awareness about dengue was found to be lower on only these regarding dengue mechanism, transmission, signs and symptoms, and management principles. All remaining answers had positive indications on knowledge, attitude and practices. Therefore, the residents of Phase 1 and 2, Golden City Subd., Barangay Anaby II-F, Imus, Cavite have good knowledge, attitude and practices regarding dengue infection which might be because the respondents got their information about dengue in the news. Nevertheless, sustaining the knowledge and attitudes on dengue and continuing the application of preventive practices is still a necessity since it is a growing community.

First Advisor

Rita Grace Y. Alvero

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