Health belief and Dengue hemorrhagic fever preventive behaviors among population of Pak-Nam sub-district, Bang-Kla district, Chachoengsao province

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The objective of this study was to investigate the association between health belief and health behavior for Dengue hemorrhage fever prevention in population at PakNam municipality, Bang-Kha district, Chachoengsao province, Thailand, which focused on the perception of susceptibility, perception of disease severity and behavior for Dengue hemorrhage fever prevention. The study was descriptive research by cross-sectional study using multi-stage sampling. Sample size was designed using the Krejcie and Morgan tables which was 140 persons. The instrument used to collect data was a questionnaire. The data was demonstrated as percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson product-moment correlation. The results showed that the perception of susceptibility was 2.37±0.25 (mean±SD), there was no statistically significant association with Dengue prevention behavior (r=0.032; p-value=0.703), whereas the perception of disease severity was 2.33±0.30 (mean±SD), which showed significant correlation with Dengue fever prevention behavior (r=-0.209; p-value=0.013).


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