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Title: Knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and community practices for urban malaria. Tumaco, Colombia
Other Titles: Conocimientos, actitudes, percepciones y prácticas comunitarias sobre la malaria urbana. Tumaco, Colombia
Authors: Molineros Gallón, Luís Fernando
Hernández Carrillo, Mauricio
Castro-Espinosa, Jobany
Trujillo de Cisneros, Elizabeth
Keywords: Attitudes;Knowledge;Logistic models;Malaria;Practice;Urban area;Bayes Theorem;Colombia;Cross-Sectional Studies;Female;Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice;Health Surveys;Humans;Male;Urban Health;Attitude to health
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Abstract: Objective To describe the condition of malaria in the District 5 of San Andres de Tumaco-Nariño-Colombia, with regards to knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, and community practices. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted between January and May 2014. Logistic analysis of the CAP-PP survey of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was carried out. Statistical modeling was adjusted through the logarithm of likelihood test, the Pseudo R2, the Akaike's Information Criterion (AIC) and the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC). Results The variables that influence the disease of malaria are: taking medicines, malaria tests and vector control by spraying at home. It is important to keep clean ditches around the house in order for people to be protected against the disease. Conclusion Although the population reported having knowledge, attitudes, community practices, and perceptions about the issue, these do not generate protection against the disease. Variables such as carrying out activities in the family and ignorance about the name of the mosquito that transmits malaria must be taken into account for the formulation of community intervention plans. © 2018, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 01240064
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