Knowledge regarding Dengue Fever among AdultsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2020-06-05
Authors : Mahima Thakur;
Page : 1498-1502
Keywords : Dengue; Adults; Knowledge;
Dengue is a typical mosquitoes born tropical disease caused by the Aedes aegypti. The dengue is marked by the onset of sudden high fever, severe headache and pain behind eyeballs, pain in muscles and joints. In world more than 40 % of the population, in more than 100 countries are at risk of dengue infection. Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding dengue fever among adults residing in selected villages of district Bilaspur, (H. P) and to find out association of knowledge regarding dengue fever with selected demographic variables. Methods: The study adopted descriptive research design and was conducted at selected villages of district Bilaspur. A total of 60 adults in age range of 20-50 years were selected by non probability convenience sampling technique. A structured interview schedule was used to assess knowledge of adults regarding dengue fever. Results: Majority of adults 75 % were having average knowledge, 13.33 % of adults were having good knowledge and 11.66 % of adults were having poor knowledge regarding dengue fever. Selected socio-demographic variables of adults that is educational status found statistical significance with the knowledge score at 0.05 error of significance. Conclusion: It was concluded that community awareness program can be planned to improve knowledge among people.
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