International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2015, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part A
KAP study on dengue epidemiology among paramedical students
N. Bharathi, S. Karthikayan, C. M. Ramakritinan
Early symptoms of dengue fever mimic other diseases. Hence, for proper management, rapid differential diagnosis is very crucial. This cross sectional study was designed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice on dengue epidemiology. Medical Laboratory Technician students were selected for this study and pre-coded questionnaire was developed for the interview. Out of 60 respondents interviewed, 83.3% knew the dengue cases reported in Madurai, 80%, 43.3%, 38.3%, 11.6% and 6.6% were recorded for the questions of the affected age group in dengue, mode of transmission, serological examination, breeding places, dengue testing centers in government institution respectively. The result suggested that in spite of good attitude on dengue fever, it did not correlate with good knowledge and practice in dengue epidemiology. The paramedical personals should have complete knowledge about the epidemiology of communicable diseases to strengthen the health programmes.
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N. Bharathi, S. Karthikayan, C. M. Ramakritinan. KAP study on dengue epidemiology among paramedical students. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2015;2(2):62-64.