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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 163) Last page : ( 165)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00033.8

A Descriptive Study to assess The Knowledge regarding Dengue Fever among adults in Urban Slum Area of Mehasana District

Dr. Patidar Dayalal*

Principal, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana

*Corresponding Author Email: drddpatidar@gmail.com, jcnbhandu@gmail.com

Online published on 15 May, 2019.

Abstract

Introduction

Dengue fever is a more prevalent disease in a urban slum areas. The worldwide incidence is estimated to be 50 to 100 million cases of dengue fever (DF) and several hundred thousand cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) per year.

Objective

To assess the level of knowledge regarding dengue fever among adults residing in urban slum areas.

Design

A Non experimental Descriptive research design was used.

Participants

100 Adults were selected using Non-probability Convenient sampling technique in Para area of Mehsana District.

Data Collection

Assessed the level of knowledge regarding dengue fever. TOOL: Structured Questionnaire with 30 questions was used to assess the level of Knowledge of adults regarding Dengue fever.

Results

The findings of the study revealed that Majority (40%) of adults had moderate level of knowledge and 34% adults had inadequate level of knowledge and 26% of adults had adequate level of knowledge regarding dengue fever.

Conclusion

Majority of adults had moderate level of knowledge regarding dengue fever, so there is a need to improve knowledge.

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Keywords

Dengue fever, level of knowledge, adult, urban slum area.

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