CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(01): 109-112
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703743
Short Communication


Sandeep K. R.
1   Lecturer, Department of Community Health Nursing NDRK College of Nursing, Hassan
Divya Shettigar
2   Lecturer, Department of Community Health Nursing, Yenpoya Nursing College, Mangalore, Karnataka
Suma Jayappa
3   Clinical Instructor, Fortis College of Nursing, Mulund, Mumbai, INDIA
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Introduction: Over the past 10-15 years, next to diarrheal disease and respiratory infection, dengue fever has become a leading cause of hospitalization and deaths among childrens. Today, dengue fever is considered one of the most important arthropod-borne viral diseases in humans in terms of morbidity and mortality. So researcher felt that is is vital that school childrens should possess knowledge on some vector born diseases especially dengue fever and its prevention.

Method: In this study cross sectional descriptive survey was used. High school children were selected through probability simple random sampling. The data was collected using a pretested structured questionnaire. The Planned-teaching programme was administered at the end of the pre-test. The post-test was carried out after 7 days, using the same tool as the pre-test. The data was analysed using SPSS version 16 and the results expressed as proportions

Results: A total of 60 high school children were included in the study. Analysis of data revealed pre test knowledge score was 28.25%. Considering the level of knowledge of high school students, a planned teaching programme was administered. The post test knowledge score was 70.83%. Hence comparison in pre-test knowledge score and post-test percentage of dengue and its prevention was approximately 42.58%. A significant association between age and post test knowledge was found

Conclusion: A significant number of high school children had poor knowledge.So researcher felt that awareness programmes regarding dengue fever and its prevention. should be emphasized.

Publication History

Article published online:
24 April 2020

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