Abstract: A quantitative study was conducted at Morvadi Nagar, Ambad. Nashik purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge of people about prevention of dengue fever The research approach adopted for this study is an evaluated approach. The research design selected for this present study was Quasi-experimental one group pretest post-test design.The sample size consists of 30 people; convenient sampling technique was used to select the samples. A structured knowledge questionnaire was administered to assess knowledge of people regarding prevention of dengue fever on the first day; then planned health teaching was administered on the same day of pretest of participants. after 7 days post-test conducted to assess the post-test knowledge. Data analysis is done by descriptive and inferential statistics. Total knowledge scores of subjects regarding prevention of dengue fever revealed that in pre-test majority 18 (60 %) patients had average knowledge, 5 (16, 66 %) had good knowledge, and 7 (23.33 %) had poor knowledge in total knowledge score where as in post-test majority of 15 (50 %) had average knowledge, and 15 (50 %) had a good knowledge in total knowledge score of the study.The pretests mean knowledge score 11 and standard deviation was 2.607 respectively, knowledge regarding prevention of dengue fever which was increased in post-test to 16.03 and S D 2.332. Obtained ‘t’ value is 04.887 ‘p’ value is <0.0001 which is considered significant improvement in the range of total knowledge regarding prevention of dengue fever. The study concluded that the planned health teaching on prevention of dengue fever was an effective method for providing adequate knowledge and help urban community people enhances their knowledge to prevent dengue fever.
Keywords: people suffering with dengue fever, prevention, planned teaching programme