People’s knowledge, attitude and practices on dengue in two barangays with high dengue incidences in Cebu city, Philippines
Elena B Lozano, Bibiana T Isok, and Milagros M Greif
People’s knowledge, attitude and practice surveys provide a suitable tool to evaluate existing programs and to identify effective strategies for behaviour change on dengue disease and mosquitoes. The study aims to evaluate the people’s knowledge, attitude and practices towards dengue incidences during the last two years (2013-2014) based on the data in the Department of Health Region 7. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the residents of Barangays Guadalupe and Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. Fifty respondents from Barangay Guadalupe and fifty-one from Barangay Lahug were chosen randomly. A self-administered questionnaire was prepared, validated, and eventually used to collect information regarding the knowledge, attitude and practices of the covered residents on dengue fever. Findings showed no association between demographic variables and knowledge on dengue symptoms, on mosquitoes and dengue virus transmission and preventive practices. Results also showed no correlation between knowledge of dengue and preventive practices.