Knowledge, Attitude and Practice for Prevention and Treatment of Swine Flu in Population of Udaipur City

Authors

  • Paras Arvindbhai Parekh, Chanchal Shrivastav, G Indra Kumar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i3.116

Keywords:

Swine flu, knowledge, attitude, practice.

Abstract

Background

Swine flu has become a very common seasonal respiratory disease having larger number of morbidities and mortalities. It has created panic situation among general public and health care workers just because of lack of awareness regarding the same.

Aims & Objectives

This study was carried out to reach general public of every class for their perception for this pandemic disease. Knowledge regarding measures for prevention and treatments available if it occurs was the objective of this study. Also to find out myths prevalent in them and to create awareness in proper direction was the objective of this study.

Material and Method

This study was carried out on 500 people chosen randomly from different places of Udaipur having different class and strata. Study was done by making pre-formed questionnaires. Data was analyzed by using SPSS.

Findings

Major part of study population gain information from news papers and TV channels. 76% of study population had heard about swine flu by different resources. Myths are prevalent in 37% of populations regarding causes and mode of occurring of swine flu. Only 23% of study population knows importance of hand-washing as measure for preventing swine flu.

Conclusion

Though large campaign carried out by government and media, people needs to be made aware for every aspects of swine flu through ground level awareness programmes.

Author Biography

Paras Arvindbhai Parekh, Chanchal Shrivastav, G Indra Kumar

Parekh Paras Arvindbhai1, Shrivastav Chanchal1,*, Kumar G Indra2

1Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Ananta Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Rajasthan

2Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Ananta Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Rajasthan

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Published

2019-07-25

How to Cite

Paras Arvindbhai Parekh, Chanchal Shrivastav, G Indra Kumar. (2019). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice for Prevention and Treatment of Swine Flu in Population of Udaipur City . International Journal of Physiology, 7(3), 41–44. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i3.116