Education strategies for preventing zoonotic disease transmission among breeders, traders, and slaughter house workers

Evi Martha, Nurhalina Sari, Andham Dewi, Shinta Normala

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that animal care in rural areas generally did not meet hygiene standards, which could lead to increased zoonotic disease transmission. This research aimed to investigate how knowledge, attitude, and practice in the prevention of zoonotic disease transmission among animal breeders, traders, and slaughter house workers changed through intervention in the form of training. We used a pre-post-test design with 32 subjects consisting of breeders, traders, and slaughter house workers during the traditional "kurban" period in the Sawangan Sub district, Depok, West Java. Data were collected using quantitative methods that asked targeted participants to fill out questionnaires. There was an increase in knowledge in preventing disease transmission in all groups (breeders,53.4%; traders, 31.7%; and slaughter house workers, 32.1%). In addition, attitudes toward the prevention of transmitting zoonotic diseases also increased in all groups (breeders,23.75%; traders,8.1%; and slaughter house workers,9.9%). These changes in behavior can lead to modifications in practice during "kurban" to reduce zoonotic disease transmission. Improvements in knowledge, attitude, and practice among breeders, traders, and slaughter house workers for the prevention of transmitting zoonotic diseases can be accomplished by minimal intervention and training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1681-1685
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Education
  • Preventive
  • Zoonotic

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