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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-119

Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward dengue fever among residents in Raichur


1 Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Raichur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, N.E.T. Pharmacy College, Raichur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashok G Mahendraker
Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Navodaya Nagar, Raichur - 584 103, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_28_20

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INTRODUCTION: Dengue, which is caused by any one of the four-related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed with the objective of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) toward dengue fever. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey questionnaire on the KAP of dengue among the residents of Raichur was completed by 100 respondents. RESULTS: The average score percentage of knowledge of respondents (84.4%) regarding dengue falls into good response level under the scoring system (59%–77.35%) and that of practice of respondents (22.5%) falls into poor response level under the scoring system (0%–37.5%). Almost all the respondents (96%) had a positive attitude to bring family members who got the symptoms of dengue to see a doctor for immediate treatment-positive correlation was found between KAP of the respondents. CONCLUSION: The study concluded that the poor practice toward dengue despite good knowledge and attitude level may be due to ignorance. This points out the need for further evaluative studies to assess the reason for poor practice and also to develop strategies to improve the same.


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