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A conceptual overview of the effect of household behavior on malaria control and prevalence


Maigemu, Ahmad Yahaya and Hassan, Kalthum (2015) A conceptual overview of the effect of household behavior on malaria control and prevalence. In: USM International Conference on Social Sciences 2015 (USM-ICOSS2015), 27th – 28th August 2015, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Penang.

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Abstract

Malaria is a global health challenge and remains a cause of morbidity and mortality. Africa bears the brunt of the challenge.Several intervention programs were initiated to control malaria by governments at local and international but the disease persists and continued to pose the huge challenge to human society.This paper seeks to discuss into three most important concepts (perceived vulnerability, seriousness and barriers) and how they lead people to take decision of health care seeking behavior.The health belief theory is used to understand how those concepts which are also among the constructs of the theory are explaining health behavior.The theory assumes that health behavior is determined by personal beliefs and perceptions and strategies available to decrease disease occurrence.The paper conclude that human behavior is an important instruments used to understand and predict human health behavior.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: eISBN 978-967-11473-3-7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Household Behaviour, Malaria Control, Perceived Vulnerability, Perceived Seriousness and Perceived Barriers.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Dr. Kalthum Haji Hassan
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 02:09
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 06:29
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17101

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