Original article / research
To Study The Knowledge, Attitude And Behaviour Of Patients Of Malaria In District Amritsar, India
Dr. Vishal Gupta, Assistant Professor Community Medicine, Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot.
138, lane no. 6, New Jawahar Nagar, Batala Road, Amritsar(143001), India.
Introduction: The rapid emergence and resurgence of malaria has become a menace to our society and are increasing both in intensity and severity.
Aims and Objectives: To study the knowledge, attitude and behaviour of patients regarding Malaria.
Material and Methods: All the diagnosed cases of Malaria reported from 1st January to 31st December 2009 in the erstwhile District of Amritsar were collected from District Epidemiologist of Amritsar and Taran Taran and studied.A total of 314 malaria patients were studied. Data was assessed, systematically compiled and statistically analysed.
Results and Conclusion: Majority of malaria patients (88.5%) had the knowledge that malaria is spread by mosquito but 65.3% of the patients could name the breeding places of mosquito. Out of the total, 57.3% patients had knowledge regarding the preventive measures for Malaria, out of these majority of these had knowledge that avoiding water collection is a preventive measure.
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