Osong Public Health Res Perspect.  2019 Dec;10(6):376-384. 10.24171/j.phrp.2019.10.6.08.

Impact of Dengue Surveillance Workers on Community Participation and Satisfaction of Dengue Virus Control Measures in Semarang Municipality, Indonesia: A Policy Breakthrough in Public Health Action

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia. say.epid@gmail.com
  • 2Assistant II of Mayor of Semarang Municipality, Semarang, Indonesia.
  • 3Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The aim of this study was to assess community participation in Dengue virus control measures, and community satisfaction in the Dengue surveillance workers (DSWs) performance in Semarang municipality after 3 years of empowerment.
METHODS
A cross-sectional survey involved 1,018 selected participants from 12 groups of social roles in 141 villages in Semarang municipality, Indonesia. A direct interview was performed using a structured questionnaire to evaluate the acceptance, and satisfaction of the community towards the DSWs. The data were analyzed descriptively.
RESULTS
The majority of the members of the community considered that the DSWs play an important role in reducing Dengue cases, and vectors of the Dengue virus, as well as increasing the community participation in Dengue control measures. The survey showed that DSWs performance, attitudes, and abilities regarding their main tasks were perceived to be good.
CONCLUSION
Overall, people in Semarang municipality were satisfied with the performance of the DSWs, and considered them important enough to be maintained and strengthened in the future so that Dengue could be controlled. This new policy needs to be disseminated to other regions that may encounter the problems associated with Dengue virus.

Keyword

community; Dengue; satisfaction
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