Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices And Prevention Of Malaria: A Statistical Perspective Of Kabras North Division, Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACT

An elaborate understanding of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of particular

community can inform the design of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)

campaigns to influence acceptance and use of Malaria control measures. Research to

clearly determine what interventions to carry out has not been exhaustively undertaken

in Kabras North Division. This study investigated the KAP in relation to malaria prevention

and control among households in Kabras North Division, Kakamega County. A

community based, cross sectional study was carried out where a stratified random sampling

with proportional allocation was used to select 370 representative households. A

questionnaire was used to collect information on demographics, knowledge and attitudes

towards malaria and its prevention and treatment habits. The data was described using

frequency and contingency tables. Chi-square tests are used to test for associations between

demographics variables, prevention and control. The results showed that resident

of rural Kabras were knowledgeable on malaria, its transmission, its symptoms, how to

seek treatment and prevent malaria. However, their attitudes towards malaria and their

treatment seeking behaviours varied. Demographic factors like age and education level

played a role in their malaria prevention habits. Younger people slept under mosquito

nets more frequently than older people, and those with secondary school education slept

more under mosquito nets than those with primary education only (Cramer’s V = 0.313

and 0.706 respectively). BCC interventions could consider information of importance

of early diagnosis, completion of prescribed drugs and possibly personalities and myths

surrounding malaria in the locality.

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APA

MUDOGO, P (2021). Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices And Prevention Of Malaria: A Statistical Perspective Of Kabras North Division, Kakamega County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-practices-and-prevention-of-malaria-a-statistical-perspective-of-kabras-north-division-kakamega-county-kenya

MLA 8th

MUDOGO, PUTI "Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices And Prevention Of Malaria: A Statistical Perspective Of Kabras North Division, Kakamega County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 05 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-practices-and-prevention-of-malaria-a-statistical-perspective-of-kabras-north-division-kakamega-county-kenya. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

MLA7

MUDOGO, PUTI . "Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices And Prevention Of Malaria: A Statistical Perspective Of Kabras North Division, Kakamega County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 05 May. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-practices-and-prevention-of-malaria-a-statistical-perspective-of-kabras-north-division-kakamega-county-kenya >.

Chicago

MUDOGO, PUTI . "Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices And Prevention Of Malaria: A Statistical Perspective Of Kabras North Division, Kakamega County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitudes-practices-and-prevention-of-malaria-a-statistical-perspective-of-kabras-north-division-kakamega-county-kenya