Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SOURCE REDUCTION OF MOSQUITO CONTROL AMONG ADULTS IN SELECTED AREAS OF PALLITHOTTAM

Vishnupriya S., Treessa Mathew*, Sruthy Mary John, Swetha Thomas and Sheeja S

ABSTRACT

The research project undertaken was “A study to assess the knowledge regarding source reduction of mosquito control among adults in selected areas of Pallithottam”. The objectives of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding source reduction of mosquito control among adults in selected areas of Pallithottam, to assess the attitude regarding source reduction of mosquito control among adults in selected areas of Pallithottam and to find out the association between pretest knowledge score regarding source reduction and selected demographic variables like age, sex, type of family, method of waste disposal, type of drainage, water supply, living area ,stagnation of water around house and previous knowledge about source reduction.[1] Non-experimental descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The study sample was selected by convenience sampling techniques. The tool used for the data collection consisted of socio demographic Performa, structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale. Basic introduction of the study was given to the subjects and data was collected from 60 samples using structured knowledge questionnaire. The analysis of data was based on the objective of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the present study revealed that there was significant association between knowledge and demographic variables such as age, gender, waste disposal and stagnation of water.[2] There was no significant association was found between knowledge and demographic variables like type of family, water supply, drainage and previous knowledge. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that a similar kind of study can be conducted for a large group and maybe helpful to conduct a seminar or webinar in a large group of samples to create public awareness regarding importance of source reduction of mosquito control.

Keywords: Assess, knowledge, Attitude, structured questionnaire.


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