International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020


A Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Prevention of Dengue Fever among General Public in Selected Rural Areas at Thanjavurdistrict, Tamilnadu

M. Raghavendran | S. Andal


Abstract: Dengue has become a serious health problem worldwide. Current research also aims to provide better surveillance to limit the effect of dengue epidemics. The objectives of the study were to assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention of dengue fever among general public and toassociate the level of knowledge with selected demographic variables. An Exploratory survey research design with 200 samples selected by convenient sampling techniquefromRural areas of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu were selected for study. The result shows that the knowledge level on prevention of dengue fever is 65 (32.5 %) had Inadequate knowledge, 119 (59.5) had moderately Adequate knowledge and 16 (8.0 %) had adequate knowledge. the mean and standard deviation values of knowledge on prevention of dengue feveris 18.6 and 8.52 respectively. The association between the level of knowledge regarding prevention of dengue feverwith the demographic variables of samples like age, gender, occupation, family income, religion shows non significance. Demographic variables like Education level and Source of information shows significance.


Keywords: Assess, knowledge, prevention of dengue fever, general public


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020,


Pages: 1543 - 1544


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