Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to treatment and prevention of cholera, Haiti, 2010

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;17(11):2158-61. doi: 10.3201/eid1711.110818.

Abstract

In response to the recent cholera outbreak, a public health response targeted high-risk communities, including resource-poor communities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A survey covering knowledge and practices indicated that hygiene messages were received and induced behavior change, specifically related to water treatment practices. Self-reported household water treatment increased from 30.3% to 73.9%.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cholera / epidemiology*
  • Cholera / prevention & control
  • Cholera / therapy
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Drinking Water / standards
  • Female
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Haiti / epidemiology
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Public Health / education
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Drinking Water