Attitude Regarding Dengue Vector Control Among the Community of Tehsil Sahiwal, Sargodha
Keywords:Knowledge, attitude, dengue, vector control, community
Dengue fever is one of the most threatening vector borne diseases, causing severe epidemics and has brought the world to take serious steps for its control and prevention. Objective: The objectives of the study are to assess the attitudes regarding dengue vector control among community of Tehsil Sahiwal, District Sargodha Methods: It was a community based and cross-sectional study in which 384 residents of Tehsil Sahiwal of District Sargodha were included. Simple random sampling technique was used. Data was collected through questionnaire, which was entered and statistically analyzed using SPSS 20.0. Frequency tables were generated for all possible variables. For quantitative data like age and income, mean and standard deviation were calculated and for qualitative data like sex, education, occupation percentages were calculated. Written consent was taken from respondents.Results: Among 384 respondents, mean age was 37.35 + 11.67 years. 69.8% respondents were males. 58.1% respondents had overall good attitude and 41.9% had poor attitude. Among 207 respondents who had overall good knowledge, 199 (51.8%) had good attitude and 8 (2.1%) had poor attitude Conclusions: Study concluded that attitude regarding dengue vector control among community was found satisfactory 58.1% had overall good attitude.
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