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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2018)

Knowledge, attitudes and practices on dengue and Zika viruses from four institutional divisions of Cebu normal university, Cebu city, Philippines

Author(s): Elena B Lozano
Abstract: A cross- sectional study was conducted among the faculty, administrative staff and undergraduate and graduate students of Cebu Normal University in order to determine their level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards dengue and zika virus symptoms and transmission from September 1, 2016 up to December 15, 2016. From each division, 50 respondents were chosen at random and made to answer the respondent’s self- made questionnaire. The findings showed that except for the members of the administrative staff, the 3 other groups had good knowledge regarding dengue symptoms. All the 4 groups showed a moderate knowledge of mosquitoes, zika symptoms and transmission. The findings also showed no linear relationship between knowledge of dengue symptoms and attitudes and there was no correlation between knowledge and practice. Such a result indicated that there was a need to identify effective strategies on how to translate knowledge into good practice.
Pages: 33-38  |  424 Views  34 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Elena B Lozano. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on dengue and Zika viruses from four institutional divisions of Cebu normal university, Cebu city, Philippines. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2018; 5(4): 33-38.
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