Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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A Descriptive study to assess the Knowledge Regarding Dengue among selected Medical Students of RPIIMS Bastara, Karnal (Haryana) with a view to develops an Information Booklet.



Address:   Prof. Arun Kumar Jindal1*, Ritu Rani2, Ms. Vernika Shilpa3
1Principal, RPIIMS, Karnal
2Tutor, RPIIMS, Karnal
3Students B.Sc. Nursing 4th year, RPIIMS, Karnal
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00055.5

ABSTRACT:
A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding Dengue among selected medical students of RPIIMS Bastara, Karnal (Haryana) in a view of develops an information booklet during the June 2016. The non-experimental research approach was adopted for the study with descriptive research design. 74 medical students were selected by using purposive sample technique. The paper and pencil technique was used. The data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Among medical students, maximum number of medical students were female 77%, were from age group 17-18 years, 49%, were under graduate 82%, were from Hindu religion 89%, were having B.sc course of study 46%, they all were heard about dengue 100%. They were having source of information related to dengue from friends and relatives 55% and maximum number of medical students were not suffered from dengue 88%. Regarding the level of knowledge, maximum number of medical students 92% of medical students had good level of knowledge regarding dengue followed by 8% of medical students had average level of knowledge. Mean knowledge of medical students 14.22 ± 2.82, median was 14 and mean percentage of knowledge score was 45.86 %. The mean percentage of knowledge score 54.14 % and maximum percentage score 57.34 was obtained in the area of symptoms of dengue fever. There was significant association with gender female. The informational booklets elevate the knowledge of medical students. So, there is a great need to aware about the dengue and needs to take adequate preventive measure to avoid bitten by the mosquito.
KEYWORDS:
Assess knowledge, dengue, and medical students.
Cite:
Arun Kumar Jindal, Ritu Rani, Vernika Shilpa. A Descriptive study to assess the Knowledge Regarding Dengue among selected Medical Students of RPIIMS Bastara, Karnal (Haryana) with a view to develops an Information Booklet. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2017; 5(3): 255-258.
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