||This thesis undertakes analysis of members of the neighborhood anti-mosquito volunteer team which was co-established by the Kaohsiung City Gushan District Office and the Department of Health and finds members of the team have, for the most part, not sufficiently encouraged others to join or participate in dengue fever vector mosquito prevention. In addition, these team members lack proper concepts concerning individual prevention of dengue fever carrying mosquitoes. This study therefore advises anti-mosquito volunteers that anti-mosquito teams must emphasize education concerning environmental behavior, as well as increase public awareness of vector mosquito prevention and measures for individual prevention. In order to make dengue fever vector prevention more effective, it is necessary to start with environmental behavior. In addition to advocating for proper environmental behavior, education and information dissemination concerning environmental behavior must be strengthened so as to increase the effectiveness of the anti-mosquito volunteer workers in dengue fever vector prevention and allow them to attain better results. |
The possibility of a dengue fever epidemic is an annual threat to the health of the citizens in Southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City. The most important tasks in creating a new precedent with respect to mosquito control are to determine how to utilize community and neighborhood anti-mosquito volunteer team resources, to increase efforts to instruct neighborhood citizens to rid their home environments of objects which can retain water, to rid communities of breading sites, to improve environmental sanitary conditions, and to continue advocating neighborhood environmental health works in order to lower vector density for dengue fever and reach the goal of having cleaner and healthier home environments.
Needless to say, this type of policy requires the selfless contributions and enthusiastic participation of the community’s citizens. With this in mind, we must ask whether assistance the government provides in can facilitate the effectiveness of anti-mosquito volunteer teams. In addition, we should inquire into what impressions anti-mosquito volunteers have concerning dengue fever vector prevention. This thesis examines the extent to which anti-mosquito volunteer team members’ cognition of environmental literacy influences the effectiveness of dengue fever vector prevention through an analysis which examines the interaction between anti-mosquito volunteer team attributes, members’ environmental literacy, and dengue fever vector prevention results. This study uses the questionnaire survey method and various statistics in compiling data and utilizes various statistical techniques to understand the relationship between these factors, find a clear policy direction, and make this work less arduous and more productive.