Communication for Behavioral Impact (Combi) Strategy; Does it Improve Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Dengue Control?

Asriwati Asriwati, Arsunan Arsin, A. Zulkifli Abdullah, Hasanuddin Ishak, Azniah Syam

Abstract


Indonesian government has elaborated the policy to controlled dengue fever through the program called 3M-Plus which targeting in cleaning all the potential breeding places of mosquito. One of community empowerment method in dengue vector control is Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI). This strategy emphasizes strengthening information to the community in the concept of prevention and eradication of mosquito breeding. This study aims to assess the increasing of health behaviour in school setting after the implementation of COMBI strategy. This research using quasi experimental two group pre test-post test inferential causal design. The subjects are 108 of school teachers whose responsible in managing health care school unit, they divided into four groups of intervention.

The data were analyzed using Wilcoxon and Kruskall Wallis. Results showed that the knowledge, attitude and behavior of school teacher in their efforts to eradicate dengue fever changed dramatically into positive behaviour.  was very high in group 1 compared to the other groups. The increase of knowledge, attitude, and behavior in COMBI intervention group are higher than the other three comparison group. By this result, the influence of giving information with with COMBI approach will intensify the behavior changed of community in school setting to cotrolled and eradicate mosquito nest . Therefore this study recommend to all of health care unit in school setting adapt this strategy compeletely to enforced the activity in breaking the cycle of mosquito vector controlled in particular the breeding process of Ae. Aegypti.   


Keywords


COMBI; DHF; Behavior; Nest Controlled; Ae. Aegypti.

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