2016
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0240-2015
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Abstract: Introduction: This study investigated the knowledge of users of primary healthcare services living in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, about dengue and its vector. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 605 people was conducted following a major dengue outbreak in 2013. Results: Participants with higher levels of education were more likely to identify correctly the vector of the disease. Conclusions:The results emphasize the relevance of health education programs, the continuous promotion of educational campaigns in the … Show more

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“…However, many admitted to not paying much attention to government-produced commercials. This fact is not in line with other studies conducted with non-indigenous populations [22,29,30].…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 90%
“…Among the natives who participated in the study, there was a predominance of females in both questionnaire responses and blood collections, a fact similar to that reported in other studies with non-indigenous populations. In fact, women, even indigenous women, appear to be more assiduously attending health services and to better adhere to the proposed treatments and activities [21,22]. Despite the greater number of women, there was no significant difference in seroprevalence in relation to sex.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 94%
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“…This finding is consistent with other studies reported from India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Brazil. [6][7][8][9] The knowledge for other symptoms was comparatively very less. Only 13.5% of the participants knew about joint pain and11.8% about headache; which is quite less as compared to an online study among social media users in Sri Lanka; probably hinting at the role social media can play in educating people.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Previous studies have reported that there is a significant positive correlation between education and 251 level of knowledge and attitude toward DF 17,21 . However, in our study, paediatric patients who were senior high 252 school tend to have increased knowledge and attitude on DF, compared to those in college or university.…”
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confidence: 88%