International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part C (2016)
Knowledge regarding management of dengue fever among staff nurses
Katari Kantha, S Arundhathi, Arumugam Indira, Laleima Chanu
Background: The World health Organization (WHO) declares dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever to be endemic in South Asia. Dengue fever (DF) is increasingly recognized as one of the world’s major vector borne diseases and causes significant morbidity & mortality in most tropical & subtropical countries of the world & had become the most common arboviral diseases of human. Dengue fever is endemic in most part of India & continues to be a public health concern. Aim: To assess the knowledge regarding management of dengue fever among staff nurses. Setting and Design: The study was conducted in Narayana Medical College Hospital, by using a descriptive design. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 staff nurses were included in this study by using convenience sampling technique. Statistical Analysis Used: The collected data was organized, tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics based on the objectives of the study. Results: Shows that with regard to level of knowledge out of 100 samples, 22(22%) have inadequate knowledge and 58(58%) have moderate knowledge and 20(20%) staff nurses had adequate knowledge regarding management of dengue fever. The mean score was 14.58 with the standard deviation of 5.1for the knowledge regarding management of fever among staff nurses. The knowledge on management of fever had significant association with selected socio demographic variables like age, professional qualifications, working area and experience and there is no significant association with sex and family income. Conclusion: The main conclusion drawn from present study was that majority of the staff nurses were having moderate knowledge regarding management of fever.
How to cite this article:
Katari Kantha, S Arundhathi, Arumugam Indira, Laleima Chanu. Knowledge regarding management of dengue fever among staff nurses. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(6): 147-149.