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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practice among adults regarding prevention of Dengue

K. Ramu, K. Balasubramanian, Abhilash Charles.

Keywords : Knowledge, Practice & Dengue

Citation Information : Ramu K, Balasubramanian K, Charles. A. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practice among adults regarding prevention of Dengue. 2016; 9 (2):36-39.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-36

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: To assess the knowledge and practice to prevent the incidence of dengue fever urban areas in Tumkur. Materials and Methods: Pre-experimental one group pre- test and post- test design with 510 were selected through convenient sampling technique. Results: The result showed that out of 510 subject 152 had inadequate knowledge level, 258 had moderate knowledge level, 100 had adequate knowledge level and 298 had poor practice level, 110 had average practice level, 102 had good practice level, there was a significant difference between knowledge and practice and also revealed that there was significant association between knowledge and practice with age, education, occupation, place of living, religion, source of information. Conclusion: study conclude that knowledge and practice is significantly associated with each other in prevention of dengue fever among selected individuals in urban areas of Tumkur.


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