Knowledge and Practice of Rural Population Regarding Mosquito Control Measures: A Descriptive Study

Year : 2023 | Volume : 01 | Issue : 02 | Page : 14-18
By

    Anu Joseph

  1. Jhincy Jose

  2. Aiswarya T. Jomon

  3. Athira Ramesh

  4. Chinnu Chandy

  5. Gifta Sherina S.

  6. Josely P.J.

  7. Nimmy Sunny

  8. Staicy Stanis

  9. Stephy Thankachan

  1. Assistant Professor, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  2. Associate Professor, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  3. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  4. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  5. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  6. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  7. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  8. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  9. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India
  10. Student, Caritas College of Nursing, Kerala, India

Abstract

The research aimed to evaluate the understanding and implementation of mosquito control strategies among the rural inhabitants in specific wards of the Athirampuzha panchayath. The study aimed to achieve the following objectives: evaluate the understanding of mosquito control measures among the rural population, analyze the implementation of mosquito control measures by the rural population, and investigate potential correlations between the rural population’s knowledge of mosquito control measures and various demographic variables. A convenient sampling method was employed to select a sample of 30 individuals from the Athirampuzha panchayath rural population. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire to assess the rural population’s knowledge and a checklist to evaluate their practices concerning mosquito control measures. The results showed that among 30 subjects, more than half of the samples 24 (80%) had average knowledge, 5 (16.7%) had poor knowledge and only 1 (3.3%) had good knowledge. In case of practice regarding mosquito control measures, majority of the samples, 25 (83.4%) had average practice, 4 (13.3%) had good practice and only 1 (3.3%) had poor practice. The study findings revealed that there is significant association between knowledge and gender and education of rural population regarding mosquito control measures and there is no significant association between knowledge score and other demographic variables. From this study it is indicated that majority of the subjects only have average knowledge regarding mosquito control measures.

Keywords: Knowledge, practice, rural population, mosquito control measures, Athirampuzha panchayath

[This article belongs to International Journal of Evidence Based Nursing And Practices(ijebnp)]

How to cite this article: Anu Joseph, Jhincy Jose, Aiswarya T. Jomon, Athira Ramesh, Chinnu Chandy, Gifta Sherina S., Josely P.J., Nimmy Sunny, Staicy Stanis, Stephy Thankachan Knowledge and Practice of Rural Population Regarding Mosquito Control Measures: A Descriptive Study ijebnp 2023; 01:14-18
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Received September 29, 2023
Accepted October 20, 2023
Published October 25, 2023