Communication for behavioural impact (COMBI) program in dengue prevention evaluation: Mixed methods approach

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Objective: A research study to evaluate the effectiveness of the COMBI programme in preventing and controlling dengue. Design: A cross-sectional study conducted with mixed methods approach. Materials and Methods: The study included a qualitative (in-depth interview and a Focus Group Discussion) and quantitative components which compared the perception (knowledge, attitude and practice) from the community with COMBI and community without COMBI in Selangor, Malaysia. Results: Qualitative and quantitative results, epidemiological and entomological evaluations showed the COMBI programme failed to give the desired behavioural impact. Conclusion: The health authorities should create more awareness and empower the community with the knowledge, attitude and practices on the dengue prevention and control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume22
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Dengue
Communication
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Malaysia
Focus Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies
Interviews
Health
Research

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • COMBI
  • Dengue
  • Knowledge
  • Practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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