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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 505) Last page : ( 508)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00112.X

A study to assess knowledge about dengue fever among the adults at rural area of Chamarajanagar District

Mrs. Madhu S1,*, Mr. Kumar G Vinay2

1Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagara

2Principal, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagara

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mpmadhumadhu4@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

Objective

To assess the knowledge about Dengue fever among the adults in Rural area and to find the association between the knowledge scores with the selected demographic variables.

Methodology

Questionnaire on demographic preforma. Knowledge about Dengue fever was used to collect the data. An explorative descriptive method has been adopted and 150 adults were selected for the study using simple random sampling technique.

Results

Result of the study revealed that 38.7% of adults have moderate knowledge, and 61.3% of adults have inadequate knowledge about Dengue fever.

Conclusion

Adults in rural areas in this region have inadequate knowledge about Dengue fever and its prevention and lack of practices also contribute to high prevalence of Dengue fever.

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Keywords

Dengue fever, Adults, Chamarajanagar.

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