Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2014, Article ID 459173, 6 pages
Research Article

Factors Associated with Larval Control Practices in a Dengue Outbreak Prone Area

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jln Hospital, Sungai Buloh Campus, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 9 June 2014; Accepted 8 September 2014; Published 17 September 2014

Academic Editor: Pam R. Factor-Litvak

Copyright © 2014 Mariam Mohamad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. WHO, “Dengue and severe dengue,” Fact Sheet 117, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  2. M. S. Chang, E. M. Christophel, D. Gopinath et al., “Challenges and future perspective for dengue vector control in the Western Pacific Region,” Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 9–16, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  3. S. A. Abubakar and N. Shafee, “Outlook of dengue in Malaysia: a century later,” The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 23–27, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. P. Division, Ed., Health Facts 2014, Health Informatics Centre, Ministry of Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malysia, 2014.
  5. K. Bahagian Kawalan Penyakit, “Pelan Strategik Pencegahan dan Kawalan Denggi 2009–2013 Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia,” 2009.
  6. W. Daniel, Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 7th edition, 1999.
  7. L. Naing, T. Winn, and B. N. Rusli, “Practical issues in calculating the sample size for prevalence studies,” Archives of Orofacial Sciences, vol. 1, pp. 9–14, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  8. M. Mayxay, W. Cui, S. Thammavong et al., “Dengue in peri-urban Pak-Ngum district, Vientiane capital of Laos: a community survey on knowledge, attitudes and practices,” BMC Public Health, vol. 13, no. 1, article 434, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. L. P. Wong and S. AbuBakar, “Health beliefs and practices related to dengue fever: a focus group study,” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 7, no. 7, Article ID e2310, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. C. L. Pérez-Guerra, E. Zielinski-Gutierrez, D. Vargas-Torres, and G. G. Clark, “Community beliefs and practices about dengue in Puerto Rico,” Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 218–226, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. S. A. Al-Dubai, K. Ganasegeran, M. R. Alwan, M. A. Alshagga, and R. Saif-Ali, “Factors affecting dengue fever knowledge, attitudes and practices among selected urban, semi-urban and rural communities in Malaysia,” Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 37–49, 2013. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. M. Syed, T. Saleem, U.-R. Syeda et al., “Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue fever among adults of high and low socioeconomic groups,” Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 243–247, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. M. Castro, L. Sańchez, D. Peŕez, C. Sebrango, Z. Shkedy, and P. van der Stuyft, “The relationship between economic status, knowledge on dengue, risk perceptions and practices,” PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 12, Article ID e81875, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. C. Naing, W. Y. Ren, C. Y. Man et al., “Awareness of dengue and practice of dengue control among the semi-urban community: a cross sectional survey,” Journal of Community Health, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1044–1049, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. U. D. Ayyamani, G. C. Ying, and O. G. San, “A knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) study on dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever and the Aedes mosquitoes,” The Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 108–115, 1986. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. N. Dégallier, P. de Tarso Ribeiro Vilarinhos, M. S. Laurentino de Carvalho, M. Britto Knox, and J. R. Jorge Caetano, “People’s knowledge and practice about dengue, its vectors, and control means in Brasilia (DF), Brazil: its relevance with entomological factors,” Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 114–123, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. F. Hairi, C. H. S. Ong, A. Suhaimi et al., “A knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) study on dengue among selected rural communities in the Kuala Kangsar district,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 37–43, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. F. Shuaib, D. Todd, D. Campbell-Stennett, J. Ehiri, and P. E. Jolly, “Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue infection in Westmoreland, Jamaica,” The West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 139–146, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. S. Thakolwiboon, N. Benjatikul, K. Sathianvichitr et al., “Factors associated with dengue prevention and control in two villages in a central thai province: a retrospective review,” Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, vol. 96, no. 8, pp. 984–991, 2013. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. S. Phuanukoonnon, M. Brough, and J. H. Bryan, “Folk knowledge about dengue mosquitoes and contributions of health belief model in dengue control promotion in Northeast Thailand,” Acta Tropica, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 6–14, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. M. A. Hassali, F. Saleem, A. A. Shafie et al., “Perception towards health promotion activities: findings from a community survey in the state of Penang, Malaysia,” Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 6–14, 2012. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus