Counseling improves parental attitudes for prevention of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) shock in tropical coastal area

Siti Nur Qomariah, Riski Dwi Prameswari, Zuni Astutik, Lina Madyastuti Rahayuningrum, Retno Twistiandayani, Abu Bakar

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Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) can result in shock complication which eventually lead to death. Family knowledge and attitudes are essential to prevent shock from dengue fever. The provision of education in the form of health education about dengue shock which is self-care strategies for optimizing metabolic control and prevent complications. The purpose of this study was to determine effect of health education toward knowledge and attitude parents for prevention of DHF shock. The research design used was Pre-experimental with one-group pre-post-test design. The population in this study were all parents who have children with DHF. A sample of 20 parents was recruited by a consecutive sampling technique. The variables were measured using a questionnaire and observation sheet. Data analysis was done by a Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test and McNemar Test. The results showed there were increased knowledge and attitudes. Statistical analysis obtained value ρ = 0.000 means there were the influence health education of dengue shock to the knowledge and attitude parents of children with dengue hemorrhagic fever. It can be concluded that counselling improves parental attitudes for prevention of DHF shock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2671-2675
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Attitude
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever
  • Health education
  • Knowledge
  • Parents


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