World Journal of
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Abstract

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EFFECT OF PAPAYA LEAF ON DENGUE FEVER AMONG WOMEN IN SELECTED PHC WITH A VIEW TO PREPARE AN INFORMATION GUIDE SHEET

Komala H. K.*

ABSTRACT

Dengue is one of the major public health concerns and an emergent disease and contributes annual outbreaks in India. Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding effect of papaya leaves on dengue fever among women under Makkalakootta PHC. To find association between knowledge and selected background factors among women under Makkalakootta PHC. Methodology: A descriptive approach was adopted for this study. The 80 samples were collected by convenient method at Makkalakootta PHC. The data were collected by administering knowledge questionnaire and were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The obtained mean percentage was related to effect of papaya leaf on dengue fever was M =87.5 % (SD = 2.48). There is association with selected background factors like Education, History of dengue fever, frequency, and awareness about effect of papaya leaf on dengue Hospitalization due to dengue fever. Interpretation and conclusion: Findings of the study showed that the samples have good knowledge regarding effect of papaya leaf on dengue fever.

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