International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 7, Part B (2018)
A study to assess the level of knowledge on Hepatitis-B among degree students at selected villages in Nellore district
Background: Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. Objective: To assess the level of knowledge on hepatitis-B among degree students at selected villages in Nellore District. Materials and Methods: Descriptive cross sectional design and simple random sampling technique was followed which included 30 samples. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done with SPSS. Results: Shows that with regard to level of knowledge on hepatitis-B among degree students, 1(3%) had adequate knowledge, 16(54%) had moderate knowledge and 13(43%) had inadequate knowledge. Conclusions: In the present study concluded that majority 13(43%) of the degree students had inadequate knowledge regarding hepatitis B prevention and vaccination. Hence there is a need to educate the degree students regarding preventive measures of hepatitis B for prevention of further clinical cases.
How to cite this article:
Bhanu Param Jyothi B, B Vanaja Kumari, Dr. Indira S, N Subhashini. A study to assess the level of knowledge on Hepatitis-B among degree students at selected villages in Nellore district. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(7):74-76.