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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038


HOYOS RIVERA, Antulio; HERNANDEZ MELENDREZ, Edelsys  y  PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, Antonio. Design and application of community intervention strategy to eliminate the dengue. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.3. ISSN 0864-2125.

INTRODUCTION: the community interventions are a fundamental tool to prevention and control of dengue applicable by community physician. OBJECTIVE: to design and to execute a community intervention. METHODS: sample included 15 000 inhabitants of San Mateo town, Libertad municipality, Anzoátegui in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from May, 2007 to May, 2008. Intervention was carried out in three phases. The first consisted of community raising, training and organization, the second one was its implementation, and the third was of evaluation and control. RESULTS: a mixed community intervention was carried out aimed to prevention and control of this disease focusing in elimination of its risks and causes. An open methodology was designed with a pluralist and participation strategic approach present throughout the process. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: the methodology used achieved to modify the habits which contributed to decrease of disease, applicable for the family physician in communities distant of large cities. Its flexibility, peculiarity, immediateness, integration character, autonomy, simplicity, feasibility and reliability allow the sustenance of a program of dengue prevention and control.

Palabras clave : Dengue; strategy; intervention; community participation; training.

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