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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue Infection in Westmoreland, Jamaica

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139–46
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A knowledge, attitude and practice survey of 188 women attending healthcare clinics in Westmoreland, Jamaica, revealed that most participants had good knowledge and attitudes towards dengue fever. However, these were not translated into practices that could prevent the disease.

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Background: Dengue virus infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in most tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. Dengue fever is endemic in Jamaica and continues to be a public health concern. There is a paucity of information on knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of Jamaicans regarding dengue infection.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Are Women Ready to do HIV Test?

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Pages: 
575–9
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Most women were contemplating HIV testing and tested only when pregnant. Integration of testing services into general healthcare and marketing to selected at risk groups will increase HIV testing.

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Objective: To identify the factors that influence the stage of change with regards to HIV testing in women (16–45 years old) in Westmoreland using the trans-theoretical model (TTM) of behaviour change.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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