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Health Seeking Behavior of Dengue Patient in Ciamis District West Java

Author(s): Rohmansyah Wahyu Nurindra | Imas Masturoh | Joni Hendri | Mara Ipa

Journal: Aspirator : Journal of Vector Borne Diseases Studies
ISSN 2085-4102

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: health seeking behavior | Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever | KAP

cross sectional study was carried out to determine health seeking behaviour of dengue patient in Ciamis district. Subjects were 80 dengue patient’s care taker chosen by purposive sampling. Data was presented descriptively.The result showed based on the first place of treatment, pattern of treatment seeking behavior were identified the most common one was using public hospital as the first step. Pattern of treatment seeking behavior of the patient’s care taker that influenced decision making to take treatment alternatives included knowledge, attitude and practice about the caused, symptomp’s, virulence and transmission of dengue virus infection; the distance to treatment places and family role (husband/wife) were important for caretakers to take into consideration when making treatment choices.
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