Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 6 - 2021
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Cambodian Parents toward Dengue Fever Prevention in Cambodia
Sokhun Chhorn, Somalis Chhin, Phallin Yeung, Sopheaktra Thol, Srey Yong Neak , Chanvatanak Ly*, Sreyly Kieng and Chhannseyha Um
MHPEd, RN, University of Health Sciences, Cambodia
*Corresponding Author: Chanvatanak Ly, MHPEd, RN, University of Health Sciences, Cambodia.
Received: March 28, 2021; Published: May 31, 2021


Background: Based on the scientist around the planet present that dengue is the highest growing disease. Dengue turned into growth for 30-fold in international occurrence during the last 50 years as a minimum 500,000 dengue cases and 22,000 deaths, in generally among kid each year.

Objective: To recognize the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of Cambodian parents toward dengue fever prevention in Cambodia.

Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 2019 to 2020 among Cambodian parents. 181 parents were a total of participated and self-administered survey is utilized in data collection. The collected data was coded, numbered, entered and analyzed using SPSS version 25. Finally, the result of the study was presented by using the table and chart.

Result: The result revealed that 79.6% of respondent were female. 64.6% were > 40 year old, 59.1% completed at primary school and 74% of respondents had family members between 2 - 5. Out of 78.5% of respondents had adequate knowledge on dengue fever and 98.3% of respondents had adequate attitude of dengue fever and 72.4% of the respondents had adequate preventive practices. The predominant information source of dengue fever was Television. The significant correlation was found between knowledge and attitude, attitude and preventive practice. In contrast, between knowledge and preventive practice was not significant relationship.

Conclusion: To sum up, this study showed that the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of dengue fever around participated were good. But there were also respondents still lacking knowledge and prevention practices about dengue fever. The study highlights the need for an education, information, training and verbal exchange substances perhaps offer in place like college and medical institution mainly in network with family to make an extra on hand for the citizens to obtain.

Keyword: Dengue; Aedes; Knowledge; Attitude; Parents


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