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Mohd Jamalil Azam Mustafa, Mohd Amir Arshad, Mohd Zubairy Shamsudin, Mohammad Adam Adman

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Dengue becomes an important public health concern in Malaysia. Most prevention strategies have been designed to increase public awareness regarding dengue and transfer agent. However, this approach does not significantly increase community engagement in elimination of Aedes breeding places. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficiency of direct visit approach to improve awareness about dengue prevention. Study design was experimental trials was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention approach . The result shows the public intervention via direct visit approach was shown improves up to 30% were recorded in knowledge and practices.there were also shown a decreased of House Index (HI) and Container Index (CI) after 3 months of the intervention. Behaviour changes were visualized through the voluntarily responses, which experienced by the researcher. This research recommends communication and social mobilization approach in order to increase trend of public awareness and strengthen the acceptable behaviour.


Public health, dengue prevention, community-based awareness, intervention, behaviour changes



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