The value of educational messages embedded in a community-based approach to combat Dengue Fever: A systematic review and meta regression analysis

Added October 3, 2016

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Evidence suggests that the effect of educational messages embedded within community-based approached was most effecting about 18 to 24 months after it was delivered but then subsequently declined.

Prevention of Dengue relies on mosquito control. The mosquito, Aedes aegypyti (which also causes Zika) can be controlled by various ways- one of them being educational messages embedded within a community based approach. This systematic review and meta-regression analyses studied the impact of such an approach on incidence of Aedes aegypyti larvae using entomological measures as outcomes and found that it appeared to be effective. However there was lot of difference in between studies on the size of the effect. The evidence was based on 22 studies (total size of the included studies was not reported).