International Journal of Tropical Medicine

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Page No. 27 - 33

The Difference Opinion Between Male and Female in Preventing Dengue Haemmorragic Fever

Authors : L. Zuhriyah, L.E. Fitri and H. Al Rasyid

Abstract: Community participation has an important role in controlling larva of Aedes. Different roles between males and females lead consequencies in decision making process. This study reports male and female’s opinion regarding DHF prevention. This qualitative research was conducted at urban area in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Data were collected from a Focus Group Discussion with community leaders, an in depth interview with staffs of Community Health Center (CHC) and observation. Data were analyzed using triangulation method. Both male and female group have similar opinions regarding to DHF infection but there are differences opinion in the use of prevention methods. Male group prefers to use fogging method as a preventive action to DHF transmission or infection. In contrast, female group favors a behavior change. Common problems related to DHF that had been identified were lack of participation of some individuals in the community and the presence of empty houses or neglected lands. Health cadres expect that community can be involved in monitoring mosquito larva. Women are responsible for the cleanliness inside the house and men are responsible for the cleanliness in the outside are common job division. Sustainability of the program can be improved by advocacy to village leaders. Health cadres’ communication skill should be improved.

How to cite this article:

L. Zuhriyah, L.E. Fitri and H. Al Rasyid, 2013. The Difference Opinion Between Male and Female in Preventing Dengue Haemmorragic Fever. International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 8: 27-33.

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