REFRESHING KNOWLEDGE ON DENGUE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER SURVEILLANCE FOR DENGUE PROGRAM OFFICERS AT PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS
Background: The pattern of disease in Lamongan District shows that Lamongan is a dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) endemic area. One monitoring method related to DHF problem in Indonesia is through epidemiological surveillance. We wanted to know the understanding level of DHF program officers regarding their duties related to DHF surveillance, besides that we wanted also provided refreshing knowledge regarding DHF surveillance.
Materials and Methods: Pre-experimental research with One Group Pretest- Posttest Design, carried out in February-March 2017 at the Lamongan District Health Office. Subjects were DHF Program Officers at Public Health Centers/ PHC (33 PHC) in work area of Lamongan District Health Office. Primary data was used, Questionnaire regarding DHF surveillance was used as instrument. Sign test was used, to see knowledge difference between before and after refreshing knowledge.
Result: The results of this study indicate that there were differences in knowledge before and after refreshing knowledge (p value 0,000). participants in this activity were mostly male (67.6%) and overall were at age of <50 years (61.8%). Based on the results of pretest-posttest regarding DHF surveillance, it was found that mostly participants understood questions about activities that carried out when epidemiological investigation results were positive (pretest 93.9%; posttest 97.0%), because it was a routine activity conducted by DHF Program Officers.
Conclusion: It is better to exchange material about latest information related to DHF through social media that has been frequently used in Lamongan District Health Office.Keywords: Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Refreshing Knowledge, Surveillance