Main Article Content
In this study, differences regarding knowledge, attitudes, and preventive practices in relation to dengue fever and Chikungunya were investigated among villagers in the Muak Lek District, Saraburi Province. Respondents (N = 220) were purposively selected from a population of 436. Survey questionnaires were used for data collection, and the information was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The majority of respondents’ (71.82%) level of knowledge about dengue fever was at the highest level, whereas knowledge about Chikungunya was at a moderate level; this difference was statistically significant (p < .001). Attitudes regarding dengue fever and Chikungunya were at a moderate level, while dengue fever and Chikungunya prevention practices were at a high level. The findings showed that public health personnel, including health volunteer workers, should continue their public relations efforts with the villagers concerning knowledge and practices about dengue fever and Chikungunya prevention, including demonstrations of mosquito larva eradication campaigns.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Copyright: Asia-Pacific International University reserve exclusive rights to publish, reproduce and distribute the manuscript and all contents therein.
Banchawang, O. (2018). Phrưttikamkān pō̜ngkan læ khūapkhum rōk khailư̄atʻō̜k khō̜ng prachāchontō̜ nō̜ng yō̜ng ʻō̜ pāk khāt čhangwat Bưng Kān [The preventive practices and control of dengue fever of the people in Nong Yong Subdistrict, Pak Khat District, Bueng Kan Province]. [Research paper, Nong Yong Health Promoting Hospital]. http://pakkhat.moph.go.th/pakkhat/uploads/media/201806041426319291.pdf
Bloom, B. (Ed.). (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives: The classification of educational goals-Handbook I, Cognitive Domain. David McKay.
Chamnoi, P. (2016). Kānsưksā radap khwāmrū kānraprū læ phrưttikam kāndamnœ̄n ngān khūapkhum rōk khailư̄atʻō̜k khō̜ng ʻāsāsamak sāthāranasuk kō̜ranī sưksā ʻamphœ̄ phrān kratāi čhangwat Kamphǣng Phet [The knowledge, perception and disease prevention control behaviors level on Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever of public health volunteers Case study: Phran Kratai district, Kamphaeng Phet province]. Disease Control Journal, 42(2), 138–150.
Disease Prevention and Control Office, Ministry of Public Health. (2020). Office of Disease Prevention and Control Region 7 Saraburi. http://www.pongdonlp.go.th/pongdon59/data/information1/2564/15-06-2564/21%20DHF%202%206%202564.pdf
Department of Disease Control. (2018). Dengue fever. https://ddc.moph.go.th/dvb/news.php?news=1133& deptcode=dvb
Phetchai, P., Limchaiarunruang, S., & Singchongchai, P. (2013). The effect of participatory research on primary preventionof Chikungunya in a community, Suratthani Province. Al-nur Journal, 8(14), 63–76. https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/NUR_YIU/article/view/16237
Saminpanya, P., Thumsaen, A., & Makornkat, S. (2017). Knowledge, Attitude and practice of dengue fever prevention among the villager of Baan Kantakian, Mitraparb Subdistrict, Muaklek District, Saraburi Province. Journal of Nursing Siam University, 18(35), 37–51.
Tunyarak, H., & Chuaikhlai, C. (2019, July 12-13). Knowledge, attitudes, and dengue fever prevention of citizens’ behavior in Kreng Sub-district, Cha-Ut District, Nakhon Si Thammarat [Paper presentation]. The 10th Hatyai National and International Conference, Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand. https://race.nstru.ac.th/home_ex/e-portfolio//pic/academy/20052983.pdf?1651112540