HomeLPU – St. Cabrini Journal of Allied Medicinevol. 3 no. 3 (2020)

Assessment of the Department of Health’s 4S Laban Kontra Dengue Program Practices among selected residents in Laguna

Leah Abante | John Mar Dela Cruz | Angelica Evalle | Kyla Medel | Erika Octaviano | Chynna Gail Ugaddan | Maricris Agawin | Leah F Quinto

 

Abstract:

Dengue is a disease that has been a huge crisis in the Philippines which had just caused an epidemic in 7 months of 2019, raising 146,000 cases that doubled in the case of last year. There are some programs that deals with the spread of the infection like the 4S Laban Kontra Dengue of Department of Health that eradicates these insects in mainly places that is heavily affected by the disease. The researchers aim to focus if some of the places practice the 4S program in Laguna. The objective of this research is to see the relationship between the demographic profile of parents and their practices in the 4S Program. The collected data pertains to the demographic profile and questions that relates to the topic, these questions are answerable in a survey questionnaire to be handed out to the respondents. It is known that the barangay was informed about the 4S program that pertains to DOH and as well as the knowledge of dengue to its symptoms and its danger. Majority of the parents are in the age of 31-40 years old, are high school graduates, and as well as people who gain P 1,000 to P 9,000 worth of income. The 4S program was only implemented on the highly infected places in the Philippines making no significant relationship between the 4S DOH program and demographic profile of the respondents.