Note: This is my undergraduate thesis in Development Communication.
The global burden of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades, and it is currently classified as an emerging or re-emerging infectious disease. Dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS) occur in over 100 countries, with more than 2.5 billion people at risk and an estimated 50 million infections per year. The disease is endemic in all WHO Regions except the European Region (EUR). The major disease burden is found in south-east Asia and the western Pacific, with increased reporting of DF/DHF in the Americas (WHO/TDR, 2002).
This study focused on rural and urban comparison of mothers’ media access and information needs on dengue prevention and control : (1) Determine respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics; (2) find out respondents’ media access and their exposure to information on dengue; (3) determine their knowledge, attitude, and practice of dengue prevention and control measures; (4) find out the relationship between respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics and their knowledge, attitude and practice of dengue prevention and control, and (5) compare respondents’ media access, exposure to information, and their knowledge, attitude and practice of their dengue prevention and control measures.