Enhancing Knowledge on Prevention of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) through Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Training of Trainers (TOT) Approaches during the Pandemic Period at Dupak Health Center, Surabaya
Keywords:covid-19, dengue virus, medicine, health, public health.
Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic that has occurred over the past 2 years has had a very significant impact on
various sectors, especially public health. Indonesia, which is a tropical country, especially has to deal with cases of
dengue disease which are still quite high. The government’s social distancing policy that was in effect during the
COVID-19 pandemic caused the control and prevention of dengue fever to be neglected by the public.
Purpose: This study aims to increase public understanding of dengue prevention through Focus Group Discussion
(FGD) and Training of Trainer (TOT) approaches.
Method: This research was conducted using 2 approaches, namely FGD and TOT, which were followed by 15
and 30 public workers participants. The FGD and TOT were carried out by discussing and giving lectures to
participants, then participants were given a pre-test and post-test question sheets.
Result: As many as 93.3% of participants already know the causes, methods of prevention, and types of dengue
mosquitoes. However, there were still 60% of participants understood the handling of mosquito larvae correctly.
After the FGD and TOT were carried out, it was seen that there was an increase in participants’ understanding.
Conclusion: The FGD and TOT approaches can increase public understanding of the causes, prevention, and
proper inspection of DHF mosquito larvae.
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