Knowledge and practice regarding dengue fever and acceptance towards Wolbachia Among Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre healthcare staff

Aishah Hani Azil, Norfazilah Ahmad, Addeena Nurliyana Roka Rosam, Wong Mann Ru, Nurul Atira Norizan, Fatin Liyana Shahabudin, Muhammad Zaid Mohd Firdaus, Shalisah Sharip

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Field trials of Wolbachia-transinfected mosquitoes, as a biological approach to curb dengue transmission, have been initiated. This study aimed to determine the knowledge regarding dengue fever (DF), practice of vector control, and acceptance of Wolbachia as a dengue control method among Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) healthcare staff. A questionnaire assessing knowledge regarding DF, vector control practices, and acceptance of Wolbachia was conducted among 330 UKMMC healthcare staff via convenience sampling. More than 70% of the respondents had good knowledge regarding DF, good vector control practice, and good acceptance of Wolbachia. Being female and having household income > MYR3000 had higher odds of having good knowledge regarding DF [(aOR 2.40; 95%CI 1.13, 5.12) and (aOR 3.86; 95%CI 1.91, 7.80)]. Having household income > MYR3000 had higher odds of having good vector control practice (aOR 2.33; 95%CI 1.20, 4.54) while academicians were three times (1-0.24) less likely to have good vector control practice than non-academicians (aOR 0.24; 95%CI 0.13, 0.48). Good acceptance of Wolbachia was associated with being academicians (aOR 8.83; 95%CI 2.60, 29.96) and having good knowledge regarding DF (aOR 6.07; 95% CI 2.89, 12.74). Gender, different income level and type of occupation have significant association with either good knowledge regarding DF or practice on vector control. Different type of occupation and level of knowledge also were notably significantly associated with good acceptance on Wolbachia as dengue biological control. These factors may be the focus for future plan to enhance the knowledge, acceptance and practice regarding DF and its control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume2018
Issue numberSpecialissue1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • Acceptance
  • Aedes
  • Dengue
  • Healthcare staff
  • Knowledge
  • Practice
  • Questionnaire
  • Wolbachia

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Knowledge and practice regarding dengue fever and acceptance towards Wolbachia Among Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre healthcare staff. / Azil, Aishah Hani; Ahmad, Norfazilah; Rosam, Addeena Nurliyana Roka; Ru, Wong Mann; Norizan, Nurul Atira; Shahabudin, Fatin Liyana; Firdaus, Muhammad Zaid Mohd; Sharip, Shalisah.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 2018, No. Specialissue1, 31.03.2018, p. 69-76.

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Azil, Aishah Hani ; Ahmad, Norfazilah ; Rosam, Addeena Nurliyana Roka ; Ru, Wong Mann ; Norizan, Nurul Atira ; Shahabudin, Fatin Liyana ; Firdaus, Muhammad Zaid Mohd ; Sharip, Shalisah. / Knowledge and practice regarding dengue fever and acceptance towards Wolbachia Among Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre healthcare staff. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 2018, No. Specialissue1. pp. 69-76.
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