Sanitation practice on dengue fever prevention and its related factors in urban community of Phitsanulok province
Keywords:sanitation practice, dengue fever, urban community, behaviors
This face-to-face interview cross-sectional study aimed to identify factors related to sanitation practice on dengue fever prevention and its related factors in urban community of Phitsanulok province. Total of 198 household representative was randomly recruited into the study. The data was collected from August – November 2019. Multiple regression was performed at 5% significant level to identify factors related to the sanitation practice. The results showed that 66.2% of the participants was female and nearly half age between 50 to 59 years. 24.2% was at good level of knowledge and 55.6% was at good level of supportive to the sanitation practice. About 78.3% was at good level of the sanitation practice. Perceived on availability of resources and information received, only 20.7% and 18.2% were at good level. However, 30.8% had ever participated in community activities on control breeding places of mosquitoes. Factors significantly related to the sanitation practice were resources available and ever participated in community activities on control breeding places of mosquitoes (R2=0.176, p<0.001). Therefore, supporting of preventive resources and creating the onsite preventive activities and educational services are suggested in order to reduce the incident of dengue fever in the urban community area.
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