Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: January-March | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 82-87
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study Regarding Dengue among Rural Communities in Chitradurga City
N. Gowthami1, Bharathi DR2, Nataraj G.R3, Sulfeena T.P1
1Pharm D Intern, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga-577502,
2Professor, SJM College of pharmacy,Chitradurga, 577502
3Asst.Professor, Department of Pharmacology, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga. 577502.
Corresponding Author: N. Gowthami
Background: Dengue fever is one of the major mosquito-borne diseases caused by dengue virus through the bite of female Aedes mosquito.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding dengue fever among rural communities.
Methodology: A prospective interventional study was carried out for a period of six months. The study was carried out in selected areas of Chitradurga.
Results: A total 405 subjects were participated in to the study, among them 196 weremales and 209 were females. Most of the subjects had source of information about dengue through all the above (health department, newspaper, friends, TV/radio) (29.3%). Also they got information from health department staff (26.4%), newspaper (15.8%), friends (14.3%), television/radio (14%). Almost all subjects said dengue is preventable and communicable.
Conclusion: It is concluded that selected areas of Chitradurga population were having good knowledge regarding prevention of dengue fever. Therefore, there is need for further information, education and communication programs prevention of dengue fever and this achieved by organizing health education campaigns in community.
Keywords: Dengue fever, cross sectional, KAP, selected areas.