Field worker evaluation of dengue vector surveillance methods: factors that determine perceived ease, difficulty, value, and time effectiveness in Australia and Malaysia

Azil, Aishah H., Ritchie, Scott A., and Williams, Craig R. (2015) Field worker evaluation of dengue vector surveillance methods: factors that determine perceived ease, difficulty, value, and time effectiveness in Australia and Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 (4). pp. 705-714.

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Abstract

This qualitative study aimed to describe field worker perceptions, evaluations of worth, and time costs of routine dengue vector surveillance methods in Cairns (Australia), Kuala Lumpur and Petaling District (Malaysia). In Cairns, the BG-Sentinel trap is a favored method for field workers because of its user-friendliness, but is not as cost-efficient as the sticky ovitrap. In Kuala Lumpur, the Mosquito Larvae Trapping Device is perceived as a solution for the inaccessibility of premises to larval surveys. Nonetheless, the larval survey method is retained in Malaysia for prompt detection of dengue vectors. For dengue vector surveillance to be successful, there needs to be not only technical, quantitative evaluations of method performance but also an appreciation of how amenable field workers are to using particular methods. Here, we report novel field worker perceptions of dengue vector surveillance methods in addition to time analysis for each method.

Item ID: 35983
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1941-2479
Keywords: Aedes, autocidal ovitraps, BG-Sentinel trap, dengue vector surveillance, larval survey, Mosquito Larvae Trapping Device, sticky ovitrap
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 04:28
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110899 Medical Microbiology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110804 Medical Virology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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