Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: July-September | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 19-25
The KAP Study on Dengue among Community in Taman Salak Baiduri, Sepang, Selangor
Mohamed Nur Adli Mohamed Kamel, Beulah Devakirubai Gnanakkan, Fatimah Zahidah Fauzi, Muhammad Ikram Hanafi, Geetha Selvarajah, Siti Amira Jabar, Sabariah Abd Hamid
Faculty of Medicine, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia
Corresponding Author: Sabariah Abd Hamid
Dengue is one of the most important arthropod-borne viral diseases in terms of human morbidity and mortality. Studies show that people with higher knowledge on dengue reported a significantly higher use of preventive measure. This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of community in Sepang towards dengue prevention. A cross sectional study was done by using universal and simple random sampling. The respondents that fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria were interviewed with a structured questionnaire. The data was analysed using SPSS. The knowledge on dengue was low (48%) but among those who were knowledgeable, 93% have good attitude towards dengue fever prevention. The prevalence of good practice towards dengue was only 54%. In conclusion, dengue prevention campaigns should focus on the risk of contracting dengue and education to increase knowledge about dengue, as well as prevention.
Keywords: knowledge, attitude, practice, dengue, Malaysia