Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Descriptive Study to assess The Knowledge regarding Dengue Fever among adults in Urban Slum Area of Mehasana District



Address:   Dr. Dayalal Patidar
Principal, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00033.8

ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION: Dengue fever is a more prevalent disease in a urban slum areas. The worldwide incidence is estimated to be 50 to 100 million cases of dengue fever (DF) and several hundred thousand cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) per year. OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of knowledge regarding dengue fever among adults residing in urban slum areas. DESIGN: A Non experimental Descriptive research design was used. PARTICIPANTS: 100 Adults were selected using Non-probability Convenient sampling technique in Para area of Mehsana District. DATA COLLECTION: Assessed the level of knowledge regarding dengue fever. TOOL: Structured Questionnaire with 30 questions was used to assess the level of Knowledge of adults regarding Dengue fever. RESULTS: The findings of the study revealed that Majority (40%) of adults had moderate level of knowledge and 34% adults had inadequate level of knowledge and 26% of adults had adequate level of knowledge regarding dengue fever. CONCLUSION: Majority of adults had moderate level of knowledge regarding dengue fever, so there is a need to improve knowledge.
KEYWORDS:
Dengue fever, level of knowledge, adult, urban slum area.
Cite:
Dayalal Patidar. A Descriptive Study to assess The Knowledge regarding Dengue Fever among adults in Urban Slum Area of Mehasana District. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(2):163-165.
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