Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Web based Cross-sectional Study

Tasnim Mahmud *

Department of Epidemiology, North South University, Bangladesh.

Wasima Mostary

Department of Epidemiology, North South University, Bangladesh.

Tarim Mahmood

Department of Maternal and Child Health, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Bangladesh.

Sumaiya Tasnia Khan

Department of Epidemiology, North South University, Bangladesh.

Imrana Rahman

Department of Surgery and Medicine, Holy Family Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Objective: This study aims to evaluate and design a reliable and valid knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey on dengue that is suitable for the residents of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Methods: This community-based cross-sectional study used a structured questionnaire to collect data from 119 respondents. Data collection method was done by questionnaire. To assess the KAP of the respondents, both descriptive and inferential statistics were compiled.

Results: Among the respondents, there are 72 (60.5%) female and 47 (39.5%) male   respondents. Most of the respondents, 113 or 95% of the respondents, belong to the 18 to 40 years age group and only six respondents (5%) reported to be aged over 40. The demographic data further reveals that among the 119 respondents, 83 (69.7%) respondents belong to single-family and 36 (30.3%) respondents belong to joint families. Regarding attitudes, the majority of respondents (84 or 70.6%) have good positive attitudes toward dengue, while the remaining respondents (29 or 24.4%) have moderate and 6 (5%) have poor positive attitudes toward dengue. According to the statistics, the majority of respondents (102 or 85.7%) have good preventive practices for dengue, while the remaining respondents (16 or 13.4 %) have moderate and 1 (0.8%) have poor preventive practices for dengue. Using the Independent t-test to compare knowledge between the sexes, it is discovered that the mean is relatively similar, and the p-value is .233, which is higher than 0.05, showing no statistically significant difference in knowledge based on the gender of the respondents. The descriptive analysis also found a statistically significant difference in respondents' knowledge (p=.038) and attitudes (p=.009) on dengue but no statistically significant difference in respondents' practices (p=.60) based on the residences of the respondents.

Keywords: Knowledge, attitude, practice, dengue, infectious, endemic

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Mahmud , T., Mostary , W., Mahmood , T., Khan , S. T., & Rahman , I. (2023). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Web based Cross-sectional Study. Asian Journal of Medical Principles and Clinical Practice, 6(2), 161–170. Retrieved from


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