Health Beliefs and Practices Related to Dengue Fever: A Focus Group Study

  title={Health Beliefs and Practices Related to Dengue Fever: A Focus Group Study},
  author={Li Ping Wong and Sazaly AbuBakar},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND This qualitative study aimed to provide an in-depth understanding of the meaning of dengue fever (DF) amongst people living in a dengue endemic region, dengue prevention and treatment-seeking behaviours. The Health Belief Model was used as a framework to explore and understand dengue prevention behaviours. METHODS A total of 14 focus group discussions were conducted with 84 Malaysian citizens of different socio-demographic backgrounds between 16(th) December, 2011 and 12(th) May… CONTINUE READING
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