Local Spatial Knowledge for Eliciting Risk Factors and Disease Mapping of Tuberculosis Epidemics

Authors

  • Abdul Rauf Abdul Rasam Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Noresah Mohd Shariff Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia
  • JilorisF Dony Sabah State Health Department, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 88590 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Oliver Hoon Leh Ling Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI2.2522

Abstract

Predicting risk areas of tuberculosis (TB) epidemics needs a proper understanding of the disease transmission process in identifying holistic risk factors. This study was performed to determine the causative factors triggering the epidemics in Shah Alam, Malaysia by utilising spatial analysis techniques and participation of local-expert knowledge or local spatial knowledge (LSK) approach. LSK approach was conducted to collect data on TB risk factors by combining experienced local experts' opinions, multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) analysis, and GIS mapping. The combination of experts participatory GIS and knowledge elicitation can generate a useful spatial knowledge framework for risk assessment of local epidemics.

Keywords: Local spatial knowledge, MCDM method, experts participatory GIS, tuberculosis.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI2.2522.

Published

2020-12-27

How to Cite

Abdul Rasam , A. R. ., Mohd Shariff , N. ., Dony , J. ., & Ling , O. H. L. (2020). Local Spatial Knowledge for Eliciting Risk Factors and Disease Mapping of Tuberculosis Epidemics. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI2), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI2.2522

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