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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 35) Last page : ( 40)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00007.1

A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Preventive Practices of Dengue Fever among the people of selected Urban slums, Coimbatore

Mrs. Kavitha V.1,*, Ms. Malarvizhi N.2, Ms. Salomy R. Maria2, Ms. Sabu Mebin. C.2, Mr. Naser S.R. Mohamed2, Ms. Monika M.2

1Asst. Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, College of Nursing, SRIPMS, Coimbatore-44

2College of Nursing, SRIPMS, Coimbatore-44

*Corresponding Author E-mail: v.kavitha@rocketmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.

Abstract

The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and preventive practices of dengue fever, to find the association between knowledge, attitude and preventive practices of dengue fever and selected demographic variables and to find the relationship between knowledge, attitude and preventive practices of dengue fever among people. The samples were taken from urban slums of Mettupalayam, Coimbatore district. Sample of 100 people were taken. A self structured questionnaire was used to collect the demographic data and data on knowledge, attitude and preventive practices on dengue fever. The gathered data was analyzed by calculating the mean, percentage, standard deviation and coefficient correlation. The bar, pie diagrams and tables were used to present findings of the study. Finding depicts that majority of the participants were in the age group between 29 to 38 years, most of them were female, non workers, studied upto secondary education, had fair knowledge, and positive attitude on preventive practices of dengue fever. There was a significant association between knowledge, attitude and preventive practices on dengue fever.

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Keywords

Dengue Fever, Knowledge, Attitude and Preventive Practices.

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