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RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 864-867


Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan

M Ashraf Chaudhry, Tahira Raza, Nida Zeeshan, Noor ul Ain Lashari, Ayesha Naveed, Manya Tahir.

Abstract
Objective: To determine knowledge, attitude & practices regarding dengue fever prevention among allied health students in a private Medical College of Lahore.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted during November 2021, using non probability convenience sampling method. We used a closed end questionnaire and 210 responses were received from Allied Health students of Combined Military Hospital Medical College, Lahore. Demographic characteristics were noted. Data were analyzed using SPSS 23.0
Result: Out of 210 students, 23.3% were males and 57% females. Mean age was 18.5±2.5 years. Overall, females showed better practices regarding dengue prevention (p=0.001).
Conclusion: Study participants had good knowledge about dengue fever symptoms, but their practices were not matching their knowledge. Female participants showed better practices. Imparting health education and adherence to best practices is the pre-requisite to dengue prevention.

Key words: Dengue fever, prevention, emerging vector borne disease.


 
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Chaudhry MA, Raza T, Zeeshan N, Lashari NuA, Naveed A, Tahir M. Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 864-867.


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Chaudhry MA, Raza T, Zeeshan N, Lashari NuA, Naveed A, Tahir M. Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=27911 [Access: November 12, 2022].


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Chaudhry MA, Raza T, Zeeshan N, Lashari NuA, Naveed A, Tahir M. Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 864-867.



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Chaudhry MA, Raza T, Zeeshan N, Lashari NuA, Naveed A, Tahir M. Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2022), [cited November 12, 2022]; 47(4): 864-867.



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Chaudhry, M. A., Raza, . T., Zeeshan, . N., Lashari, . N. u. A., Naveed, . A. & Tahir, . M. (2022) Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 47 (4), 864-867.



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Chaudhry, M Ashraf, Tahira Raza, Nida Zeeshan, Noor ul Ain Lashari, Ayesha Naveed, and Manya Tahir. 2022. Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (4), 864-867.



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Chaudhry, M Ashraf, Tahira Raza, Nida Zeeshan, Noor ul Ain Lashari, Ayesha Naveed, and Manya Tahir. "Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 864-867.



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Chaudhry, M Ashraf, Tahira Raza, Nida Zeeshan, Noor ul Ain Lashari, Ayesha Naveed, and Manya Tahir. "Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 47.4 (2022), 864-867. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Chaudhry, M. A., Raza, . T., Zeeshan, . N., Lashari, . N. u. A., Naveed, . A. & Tahir, . M. (2022) Dengue fever prevention, knowledge, attitude & practices among allied health students of a private medical college of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (4), 864-867.








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