Assessment Of Knowledge Regarding Vector Borne Diseases Among The Rural Population In Karad Taluka
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 6506-6512
AbstractBackground: Mosquito borne diseases are increasing problems in various parts of the world’s . Every year more than 1 billion cases and over 1 million deaths from VBDs. In India, 27% population live in malaria high transmission area.Assessment of knowledge of vector born disease and preventive practices among rural community is important for designing community based interventions.
Objective :To assess the knowledge regarding vector born disease among the rural population in Karad Taluka .
Design: A quantitative approach using pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design.
Methodology : A community Based study was conducted in rural area of Karad Taluka, Maharashtra. Data was collected from 60 subjects selected with Probability Simple random sampling technique Data was collected by Structured Questionnaire on demographic variable and used to assess the level of Knowledge of subjects regarding Vector borne diseases.Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Overall knowledge score of sample was 9 (15%) are having good knowledge , 39 (65 %). average knowledge and 12 (20%) samples were having poor knowledge regarding Vector borne diseases. The mean pre-test knowledge score (11.9 ± 3.5). Whereas in post test knowledge score of sample was 11 (18.3%) having good knowledge , 41 (68.3%) average knowledge and 8 (13.3 %) having poor knowledge regarding Vector borne diseases. The mean post-test knowledge score (17.03 ± 3.3).
Conclusion: There is need to increase Community awareness about practices and methods to prevent vector borne diseases amongst people.
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