Knowledge Regarding Dengue Vector Control Among the Community of Tehsil Sahiwal, Sargodha
Dengue virus infection is a vector borne illness which causes epidemics and urges for serious policies and steps to devise control stretegies Objectives: The objectives of the study are to assess the knowledge regarding dengue vector control among community of Tehsil Sahiwal, District Sargodha Methods: It was a cross-sectional study conducted in community of Tehsil Sahiwal of District Sargodha. A total of 384 residents were enrolled in this study by simple random sampling technique. A pre-tested questionnaire was used to ask knowledge related questions regarding dengue vector control program. Data was analyzed by SPSS version 20.0. Tables and figures were used to present the data Results: Mean age of the respondents was 37.35 + 11.67 years, out of these 69.8% were males and remaining were females, 69.8% respondents were males, 38.1% were matric and above, 51.1% were working in private firms and 62.2% respondents had family monthly income less than 20,000 rupees. Among respondents, 53.9% had overall good knowledge and 46.1% had poor knowledge. 25.0% acquired information from television and 35.1% from health personnel counseling. Among 177 respondents who had overall poor knowledge, 24(6.3%) had good attitude and 153 (39.8%) had poor attitude. The result was found statistically significant (P=0.000) Conclusions: Knowledge of the residents regarding dengue vector control program was satisfactory (53.9%).
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