A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF FAMILIES REGARDING PREVENTIVE MEASURES OF MALARIA IN URBAN COMMUNITY AREA VARANASI
Keywords:Knowledge, malaria, prevention, family
Malaria is one of the major public health problems in developing countries. Recent estimate indicate that 300 to 500 million clinical cases and 1.5 to 2.7 million deaths occur due to it. Malaria is a life threating disease caused by parasite of plasmodium namely plasmodium falciparum, plasmodium vivax, and plasmodium malaria and plasmodium ovale. Preventive measures can reduce the breading of parasite vector. The enhancement of nursing students knowledge regarding malaria prevention can reduced the malaria effects in community through health education during clinical postings. A descriptive study was conducted in urban community. The Participants are selected randomly. The sample size is 100. Where the 10% participants have the good knowledge, 50% have the average knowledge and remaining 40% have the poor knowledge regarding malaria prevention. A significant association was found between demographic variables and families’ knowledge.
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