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J. Islam. Int. Med. Coll.. 2013; 8(3): 69-73

Are We Aware of Dengue Fever? A Community Based KAP Survey on Dengue Fever in Rawalpindi

Farah Rashid Siddiqui, Abdul Qadir Usmani, Iffat Atif, S. Hassan Bin Usman, Syed Hammad Haider.


Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding dengue fever and its prevention in Rawalpindi
Study Design:ACross Sectional Survey.
Place and Duration of Study: Community of Rawalpindi, from July to Sept. 2012.
Materials and Methods: A total of 215 participants were selected through consecutive sampling technique. A structured questionnaire was self administered after informed consent was obtained from all the participants. Knowledge of dengue was measured by asking questions related to disease symptoms and preventive measures.Association between knowledge and awareness at p

Key words: Dengue fever,Viral hemorrhagic fever, Healthcare. Preventive measures

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