Awareness Regarding Dengue Prevention and Control in Periurban Union Councils of Tehsil Rawalpindi

Authors

  • Naveed Akhtar Deputy District Health Officer
  • Ayesha Babar Kawish Al-Shifa School of Public Health, Pakistan Institute of Opthamology. Al-shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Qandeel Tahir Al-Shifa School of Public Health, Pakistan Institute of Opthamology. Al-shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Asif Maqsood Butt District Health Authority, Rawalpindi, DIP Medicine, MPH, Certified In Innovation & Entrepreneurahip , PGPN Nutrition
  • Sajid Hameed University Institute of Public Health, University of Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i1.237

Keywords:

Dengue Infection, Awareness, Prevention, KAP, Periurban

Abstract

Dengue infection is a challenging disease to treat, because of its multisystemic, varied, unique, and even life-threatening symptoms. Knowledge of these atypical manifestations aids in early discovery, right diagnosis, prompt intervention, and appropriate treatment. Objectives: The study was aimed to assess the awareness for dengue prevention and control in Periurban union councils of Tehsil Rawalpindi and  to find out the association between awareness regarding dengue prevention and socio-demographic variables through a detailed questionnaire. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to assess the awareness levels in 413 respondents  and  association between dengue prevention and socio demographic variables  for six months duration by applying chi square. Results: The included general public had a adequate level of Dengue control knowledge 250 (60.5%), attitudes 261 (63.2%), and practices 138 (66.6%)  as well as a willingness to support dengue control efforts. The knowledge towards dengue prevention  250 (60.5%) have adequate and 163 (39.5%) respondents have inadequate knowledge .The attitude toward dengue respondents are positive are 261 (63.2%) and the attitude toward dengue respondents negative are 152 (36.8%). The practices toward dengue respondents are good are 66.6% and  the practices toward dengue respondents poor are 33.4%. The chi-square test shows significant relationship between awareness and age, occupation. On the other hand the relationship between awareness and gender, race, material status, qualification, income and family are non-significant. Conclusion: Results shows that the respondents had a good understanding of Dengue prevention, behaviors, and knowledge. With further campaigns, the general public's technical understanding might develop even more.

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2022-01-31

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Akhtar, N. ., Kawish, A. B. ., Tahir, Q. ., Butt, A. M. ., & Hameed, S. . (2022). Awareness Regarding Dengue Prevention and Control in Periurban Union Councils of Tehsil Rawalpindi. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(1), 290–295. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i1.237

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