Dengue Fever Awareness among Patient Presenting to Tertiary Care Hospital, Gurugram (India)
Keywords:Sensitivity, Dengue fever, Experience, Activities.
Background: Dengue fever is widespread in India. Environmental changes and lack of awareness increase
spread and increase dengue outbreaks. This study was conducted at SGT Medical College Hospital
& Research Institute, Budhera, Gurugram, (India), to build knowledge of dengue infection and dengue
prevention activities among patients.
Method: A cross-sectional survey was performed in SGT Medical College Hospital & Research Institute,
Budhera, Gurugram, India. Study took place among 224 participants from May to October 2020. Organized
patients sampling followed. A pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaire. Difference was calculated using
Chi square test (qualitative variables). P was assumed to be p<0.05.
Results: 210 (93.7%) of participants understood dengue. Dengue fever symptoms responded 50% of
participants correctly. 89% correctly claimed Aedes mosquito transmits dengue. About 40 % of participants
had correct knowledge about Aedes mosquito’s breeding habitat and biting habit. In addition to avoiding
mosquito bite, researchers use diverse strategies-mosquito spirals (53.7%), mosquito nets (14.7%). No
mosquito bites prevention strategy followed by 15.1%.
Conclusions: While most of the sample participants knew of dengue and dengue fever transmission
mosquito signs, under half were conscious and 25% did not observe any mosquito bite avoidance procedure.
Conclusions: Group consciousness plays an important part in improvising practices to avoid dengue.
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