ISSN: 0971-9032

Current Pediatric Research

International Journal of Pediatrics

Abstract

A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding dengue fever among the adolescent children (15-17years) in Hilton matriculation higher secondary school Chrompet chennai-44.

Objective: Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. Dengue is spread by several species of female mosquitoes of the Aedes type; principally an aegypti Treatment of acute dengue is supportive and includes giving fluid either by mouth or intravenously for mild or moderate disease. To assess knowledge level of adolescent children (15-17 years) regarding dengue fever, to assess knowledge level of adolescent children (15-17 years) regarding dengue fever, to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding dengue fever among the adolescent children (15-17 years). Methods: The population for the study includes the Adolescent Children (15-17 Years) in Hilton matriculation higher secondary school, Chrompet, and Chennai-44. The sample used for the study was 60 (sixty) adolescent Children (18-20 Years). In this study adolescent Children were selected by simple random technique by lottery method. Results: paired ‘t’ test value is 10.6. It is hypothesized that there is significant (p<0.001) in effectiveness of structured teaching programme among adolescent children (15-17 years). There will be significant difference between pre-test and post-test level of knowledge regarding dengue fever among the adolescent children (15-17 years)


Author(s): K Punitha*

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