The objectives of this study were to conduct a survey on the knowledge and practices relating to malaria prevention and treatment in two rural communities in Western Kenya, and to determine the acceptability of specially designed permethrin impregnated sisal strands curtains previously introduced into one of the study communities as barriers to mosquito biting.
A knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey was conducted by pre-trained interviewers using a pre-tested questionnaire.
The study was conducted in two communities located 15 km northwest of Kisumu town, and next to the swamps bordering Lake Victoria in Kisumu District, Western Kenya.
Adult individuals from 50 houses selected from the intervention, and 50 houses from the control sites were included in the study.
Both communities had a clear conception of malaria and its symptoms, and of the mosquito as its vector.
Malaria was recognised as a potential cause of death by 44% and 72% of the participants in the intervention and control sites respectively.
Sixty two per cent to 74% of the people interviewed in both sites named mosquitoes as the causative agents of malaria.
Chloroquine was still the drug of choice for malaria treatment, with over 70% usage among the study population. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Parasitose, Infection, Lutte phytosanitaire, Evaluation, Connaissance, Acceptation, Façade rideau, Imprégnation, Insecticide, Pesticide, Perméthrine, Homme, Kenya, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Parasitosis, Infection, Pest and disease control, Evaluation, Knowledge, Acceptance, Curtain wall, Impregnation, Insecticide, Pesticides, Permethrin, Human, Kenya, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0253727
Code Inist : 002B05E02B4. Création : 16/11/1999.