Knowledge, attitude and practise regarding Mosquito borne diseases in urban and rural areas of Maval, Western Maharashtra

Authors

  • Farhat Abu Khot Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra https://orcid.org/0009-0000-7896-8837
  • Aastha Narayan Pandey Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra https://orcid.org/0009-0006-8732-6960
  • Swati Sanjeev Raje Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Vishwambhar Kozdev Kumre Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Afzal Shakil Memon Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra https://orcid.org/0009-0002-5016-8488
  • Rhea Sushil Muthiyan Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra https://orcid.org/0009-0002-4567-0641

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2024.v36i01.013

Keywords:

Mosquito Borne Disease, Knowledge, Attitude, Practise, Urban, Rural

Abstract

Background: Mosquito-borne diseases, have always been a serious health concern in South East Asian countries, particularly India. Maharashtra was reported as one of the highly endemic areas in India and recorded the second-highest number of deaths due to Dengue. The comprehensive management of mosquito-borne diseases hinges not solely on the efforts of health authorities but also on the community's understanding, mindset, and proactive approach in pursuing timely treatment. Aim & Objective: To assess and compare knowledge, attitude and practices of people residing in both the strata regarding Mosquito borne diseases. Methods and Material: A comparative analysis was undertaken in the Maval region, encompassing both rural and urban settings, through a cross-sectional study. Taluka. A sample size of 250 houses—125 houses in each stratum were surveyed. Data collection involved interviews with head of family or next available person. Statistical analysis used: Microsoft excel was used for chi quare and z value. Results: Awareness regarding Mosquito borne disease was 87.2% in urban population and 73.6% in rural population. Conclusions: There are gaps in understanding the timing of Mosquito bites and the identification of breeding sites. This underscores the need for improved knowledge and awareness, with focus on Mosquito control measures to effectively combat these diseases.

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2024-02-29

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Khot FA, Pandey AN, Raje SS, Kumre VK, Memon AS, Muthiyan RS. Knowledge, attitude and practise regarding Mosquito borne diseases in urban and rural areas of Maval, Western Maharashtra. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 29 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];36(1):68-72. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2745

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