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Revista de Salud Pública

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Abstract

MOLINEROS-GALLON, Luis F.; HERNANDEZ-CARRILLO, Mauricio; CASTRO-ESPINOSA, Jobany  and  TRUJILLO DE CISNEROS, Elizabeth. Knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and community practices for urban malaria. Tumaco, Colombia. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.1, pp.82-88. ISSN 0124-0064.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rsap.v20n1.53158.

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.

Keywords : Malaria; urban area; knowledge; attitudes; practice; logistic models (source: MeSH, NLM).

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