Community education status on knowledge for mosquito borne diseases (Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya) in Indore city
Volume : 5
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2394-2738
Print ISSN : 2394-272X
Article First Page : 58
Article End Page : 63
Introduction: Vector borne disease like malaria dengue and Chikungunya are major public health problem in recent years.
Objectives: To assess knowledge regarding breeding places of mosquito causing Malaria, dengue and chikungunia. To assess the Knowledge of people towards preventing Mosquito Borne Diseases (Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya).
Materials and Method: A cross sectional observational community based study was carried out in different localities of Indore city. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 300 study participants of age group 18-65yr. Written Informed consent taken from the participants and pre designed, pre tested, semi structured questionnaire was used for elicit response from study participants . The data collected were analyzed and presented in table formats, charts which were obtained using excel and SPSS -22. Study duration was 6 Months. Relevant statistical test was applied and p value was calculated where ever required & considered significant when it is < 0>
Results: Most of the population has been found to reside near stagnant water source, 73% the people either disagrees or doesn’t know that fumigation occurs in their colony or not, 74% didn’t have indoor residual spray in their houses, 54% clean their water tank within 1 month, 61% have crude knowledge about the symptoms of Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya and they visit doctor for treatment.
Conclusion: Measures taken to prevent mosquito bite, Symptom knowledge, and Knowledge of suffering second time with dengue can be hazardous has significant association with the education status of study population.
Keywords: Community Education, Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria