International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B (2017)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding dengue fever and its prevention among the residents of Akhepur village, Indore (M.P.)
Introduction: Epidemiology is the basic science of preventive and social medicine. It has evolved rapidly over the past few decades. Many diseases are under consideration as like dengue fever. Dengue fever is a self-limiting disease and represents majority of the cases of dengue infection. A person equipped with awareness on prevention strategy can make themselves safer. Methodology: A descriptive survey approach with was adopted in order to assess the knowledge about dengue fever and its prevention among residents of Akhepur village, Indore, M.P. A total of 30 subjects males and females together were selected by random sampling method was included in the study. Results: Majority of subjects 23 (78%) belong to the age group of 21-30 yrs. Majority of subjects 12 (40%) live in nuclear family. Monthly family income of 18 (60%) of the subjects were between 5001 to 10000. Most of the subjects averaging 24 (80%) were Hindu with least percentages of Christian and Muslims. Most of the subjects accounting to 18 (60%) had an average knowledge regarding dengue fever and its prevention followed by 9 (30%) good knowledge and very less 3 (10%) with poor knowledge. Chi square test was used to find the association between knowledge scores and selected demographic variables. The result revealed that there was no significant association between the knowledge score and selected demographic variables except educational qualification of the subjects. Recommendations: The following recommendations have been made for further study on the basis of the findings of the present study: - The study can be replicated on a large number of samples for generalization. - A comparative study can be conducted to assess the knowledge urban and rural residents can be done.
How to cite this article:
Aslam Khan. A study to assess the knowledge regarding dengue fever and its prevention among the residents of Akhepur village, Indore (M.P.). Int J Appl Res 2017;3(1):140-143.