Knowledge, attitude and practice of truck drivers about malaria and its control in Basmaq customs borderline of Iran and Iraq
Ali Mohammadi, Seyed Hassan Moosa-Kazemi
In order to eliminate the malaria need more data about the knowledge, attitudes and practices of diseases. KAP study was carried out in March to end of May 2012. A total of 225 questioners collected and 20.88% of the population was aged 20-30, 40.88% age 31-40, 26.66% was 41-50 and 8.44% was 51-60 and 3.11% more than 61 years old. Total of drivers as respondents were literate, 77.77 % of them were Iranians and the rest were Iraqi. Although 32% the audience had complete knowledge on vector, only 27.11% had good knowledge due to initial symptoms of malaria. About 35.55% of them were believed to Indoor residual spraying as control method whereas, 21.33 % of them were believed to mosquito nets and only 11.55 % were believed to use of repellents ointment. Health education can reduce the disease by the trade and tourism intervention borderline Iran and western neighboring countries.