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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 4)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00001.2

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on knowledge regarding Dengue fever and its prevention among women

Mr Nagammanavar Renukaraj Y.*

Sajjalashree Institute of Nursing Sciences, Navanagar, Bagalkot, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ishurenuraj@gmail.com

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

Background

The annual number of dengue fever cases in India is nearly 300 times higher than officially reported, according to a study by US and Indian researchers. When the virus containing mosquito bites a normal human being, the virus is injected into the person`s body and he/she becomes infected and can develop symptoms of dengue fever.1

Objective

The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Dengue fever and its prevention among women

Design

Pre experimental one group protest post-test design. The data was collected by structured interview schedule.

Results

42% were between 26–30 years, 42% were between 26–30 years, 78% were Hindus, 90% had nuclear family, 90% of the subjects were house wives, 92% were living in pakka house and 88% had the monthly income of rupees 6001. In pre-test, out of 50 women highest percentage (78%) had average knowledge followed by lowest percentage (2%) of subjects with good knowledge and (20%) of women with poor knowledge regarding dengue fever and its prevention. However after implementation of STP (post-test) highest percentage (82%) of women had good knowledge followed by 18% subjects with very good knowledge. there was no significant association between the knowledge level and demographic variables.

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Keywords

Dengue fever, Structured teaching programme, rural area, Women.

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