Purpose: This study evaluated the population practices related to the prevention of dengue in particular to the presence of mosquito larvae in the home. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 180 respondents who had containers at home. Knowledge and behavior data were obtained from interviews with questionnaires. The larva presence data was performed by larvae observation with single larvae technique and observation of container condition. Results: Larvae was found in 37 percent of the house. The behavior of the inhabitants still does not support the prevention of mosquito larvae at home, which does not cover containers (40%), does not drain the containers (25%), does not keep larvae (97%), and does not bury used goods (90%). The presence of larvae is related to the act of cleaning and closing the container. Conclusion: Cleaning and closing container are the most influential factors of the presence of larvae. People are advised to clean the container at least once a week and close the container. Primary health care and local government are expected to improve coordination with the community as a preliminary effort in vector and prevention of dengue fever.
|Journal||Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|