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Types of Family Supports in the Prevention of Dengue Fever: A Qualitative Study

WithHusnaina Ismaituti, Hermansyah, Teuku Tahlil

Dengue is one of the most common viral diseases among people living in in the Asia Pacific region. The purpose of this study was to explore the types of family support in the prevention of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) amongst people in one of municipalities in Indonesia’s northernmost region. This phenomenological study used a qualitative design that involved six participants. Data were collected using in-depth interviews and observation. Data analysis was completed by content analysis. The findings suggested that the types of support obtained by family for DHF prevention included support from health workers, family support, and community support. This study emphasized on the support obtained during the prevention of DHF by families.