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Title: Willingness to pay for a dengue vaccine and its associated determinants in Indonesia: A community-based, cross-sectional survey in Aceh
Authors: Harapan, Harapan
Anwar, Samsul
Bustamam, Aslam
Radiansyah, Arsil
Angraini, Pradiba
Fasli, Riny
Salwiyadi, Salwiyadi
Bastian, Reza Akbar
Oktiviyari, Ade
Akmal, Imaduddin
Iqbalamin, Muhammad
Adil, Jamalul
Henrizal, Fenni
Darmayanti, Darmayanti
Mahmuda, Mahmuda
Mudatsir, Mudatsir
Imrie, Allison
Sasmono, R. Tedjo
Kuch, Ulrich
Shkedy, Ziv
Pramana, Setia
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: ACTA TROPICA, 166, p. 249-256
Abstract: Vaccination strategies are being considered as a part of dengue prevention programs in endemic countries. To accelerate the introduction of dengue vaccine into the public sector program and private markets, understanding the private economic benefits of a dengue vaccine is therefore essential. The aim of this study was to assess the willingness to pay (WTP) for a dengue vaccine among community members in Indonesia and its associated explanatory variables. A community-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted in nine regencies of Aceh province, Indonesia, from November 2014 to March 2015. A pretested validated questionnaire was used to facilitate the interviews. To assess the explanatory variables influencing participants' WTP for a dengue vaccine, a linear regression analysis was employed. We interviewed 677 healthy community members; 476 participants (87.5% of the total) were included in the final analysis. An average individual was willing to pay around US-$4 (mean: US-$4.04; median: US-$3.97) for a dengue vaccine. Our final multivariate model revealed that working as a civil servant, living in the city, and having good knowledge on dengue viruses, a good attitude towards dengue, and good preventive practice against dengue virus infection were associated with a higher WTP (P<0.05). Our model suggests that marketing efforts should be directed to community members who are working in the suburbs especially as farmers. In addition, the results of our study underscore the need for low-cost quality vaccines, public sector subsidies for vaccinations, and intensifying efforts to further educate and encourage households regarding other dengue preventive measures, using trusted individuals as facilitators.
Notes: [Harapan, Harapan; Radiansyah, Arsil; Angraini, Pradiba; Fasli, Riny; Salwiyadi, Salwiyadi; Bastian, Reza Akbar; Oktiviyari, Ade; Akmal, Imaduddin; Iqbalamin, Muhammad; Adil, Jamalul; Henrizal, Fenni; Darmayanti, Darmayanti] Syiah Kuala Univ, Sch Med, Med Res Unit, Darussalam 23111, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. [Harapan, Harapan] Syiah Kuala Univ, Sch Med, Trop Dis Ctr, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. [Harapan, Harapan; Mudatsir, Mudatsir] Syiah Kuala Univ, Sch Med, Dept Microbiol, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. [Harapan, Harapan; Imrie, Allison] Univ Western Australia, Sch Pathol & Lab Med, Nedlands, WA, Australia. [Anwar, Samsul] Syiah Kuala Univ, Fac Math & Nat Sci, Dept Stat, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. [Bustamam, Aslam] Syiah Kuala Univ, Fac Teacher Training & Educ, Dept Biol, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. [Mahmuda, Mahmuda] Syiah Kuala Univ, Fac Math & Nat Sci, Dept Biol, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. [Sasmono, R. Tedjo] Eijkman Inst Mol Biol, Jakarta, Indonesia. [Kuch, Ulrich] Goethe Univ, Inst Occupat Med Social Med & Environm Med, Frankfurt, Germany. [Shkedy, Ziv] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Stat, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Pramana, Setia] Inst Stat, Jakarta, Indonesia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23762
DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.11.035
ISI #: 000392769900032
ISSN: 0001-706X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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