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Title: Assessment of the Environmental Condition Related to Dengue Among the People of a Selected Community, Chitwan
Authors: Marahatta, Anju
Keywords: Nursing;Anju Marahatta
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: Tribhuvan University, Institute of medicine
Institute Name: Birgunj Nursing Campus, Birgunj
Level: Bachelor
Abstract: Title: "Assessment of the Environmental Condition Related to Dengue among the People of a Selected Community, Chitwan". Objective: The Study was be intended to "assess the environmental conditions related to dengue." Background: Dengue is a climate sensitive vector borne diseases, which in recent years has become a public health concern. Dengue is transmitting in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, predominantly in urban and suburban areas (WHO,2006). Domestic dengue virus (DV) infection occurs in more than 100 countries and over 2.5 billions people live in the areas with a risk of dengue virus infection. Up to 100 million cases of Dengue fever (DF) and 500,000 cases of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and several thousands deaths are estimated to occur annually worldwide.(WHO, 2008). Methodology: Descriptive Exploration research design was used with the non- probability purposive sampling technique. Total of 50 respondents from Bharatpur-11 Chitwan were selected as sample. Semi-structured interview schedule was used. Result: Study result shows that the highest (42%) of the respondents were age group of 20-29 years and lowest (8%) were above 49 years of age. Mean age of the respondents was 29.76 with standard deviation 9.29. Highest percent (62%) of were female. Data shows that 86% of the respondents were literate. It is found that cent percent (100%) of the respondents had received information about dengue fever. Among them, highest percent (66%) had received from radio/TV. It is also found that 68% of the respondents' family members had no dengue fever. Almost all (96%) of the respondents respond that dengue fever is the mosquito born disease. Result shows that 74% respond flowering pot is the mosquito breeding place. Conclusion: : The study concluded that most of the respondents respond for dengue fever is the mosquito born disease. Most of them used mosquito nets for the prevention of disease. Three fourth of the respondents respond for dengue fever as a seasonable disease. Among them, more than half of the respondents respond summer iiiis the mostly occurring season of dengue fever. Most of respondents used to cover water supplied in household level. All most all household level had Water holding containers and water logged area near by residential .More than two third respondents household level had urban stagnant water filled potholes, covered water container after using it.
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