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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2018)

Knowledge regarding prevention and management of typhoid fever among patients and caregivers attending OPD in government area hospital at Bhadrachalam, Telangana

Author(s)
Renuka K, Karthi R, Latha P and Srinivasan N
Abstract
Background: Typhoid (enteric) fever is a systemic infection in man that is caused by Salmonella serotypes which are strictly adapted to humans or higher primates, including Salmonella enteric serotypes Typhi, Paratyphi A, Paratyphi B, and Paratyphi C. Enteric fever is a systemic infection caused by the human adapted pathogens Salmonella enteric serotype Typhi (S. Typhi) and S. Paratyphi A, B, and C. Aim: The aim was to assess the Knowledge regarding prevention and management of Typhoid fever. Objectives: 1. To Assess the level of knowledge on prevention and management of Typhoid fever among patients and care givers. 2. To associate the selected demographic variables with the knowledge regarding the prevention and management of typhoid fever among patients and caregivers. Methods: A descriptive design was adopted for the study with 100 samples of patients and care givers were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Results: Study revealed that, Out of 100 samples 41(41%) had Inadequate knowledge, and 51(51%) had moderate knowledge, and 8(8%) had adequate knowledge. Conclusion: The study concluded that, significant percentage of the patients and care givers (41%) had moderate knowledge regarding prevention and management of Typhoid fever.
Pages: 22-24  |  432 Views  22 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Renuka K, Karthi R, Latha P and Srinivasan N. Knowledge regarding prevention and management of typhoid fever among patients and caregivers attending OPD in government area hospital at Bhadrachalam, Telangana. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(1): 22-24.
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