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Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Health Beliefs toward Leptospirosis among Urban and Rural Communities in Northeastern Malaysia

Authors
  • A, Pathman
  • BD, Aziah
  • WM, Zahiruddin
  • S, Mohd Nazri
  • S, Sukeri
  • TJ, Tengku Zetty
  • RA, Hamat
  • O, Malina
  • I, Norazlin
  • I, Zawaha
  • AW, Zainudin
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2018
Source
MDPI
Keywords
Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

however, this attitude cannot be transformed into practice as the number of people with satisfactory practice habits is much lower compared to those with positive attitudes. As for the belief domain, the communities must have positive beliefs to perceive the threat of the disease. Conclusions: Our current health program on preventing leptospirosis is good in creating awareness and a positive attitude among the communities, but is not sufficient in promoting satisfactory practice habits. In conclusion, more attention needs to be paid to promoting satisfactory practice habits among the communities, as they already possess good knowledge and positive attitudes and beliefs.

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