Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

A Study to assess the knowledge of youths regarding Swine Flu and it’s prevention in selected urban area of Bengaluru south with a view to develop an information booklet


Affiliations
1 Global College of Nursing, Ideal Homes Township, Mysore Rd, Aditya Layout, RR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560098., India
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


Swine flu one of the communicable diseases which affected large portion of the general public, it can be treated and it is a vaccine preventable disease. WHO says that youths are at risk of swine and it is an urban youth syndrome. As studies shown that swine flu cases are found more in urban youths. Education plays a vital role in development of the human potential, through which we can achieve control and prevention of swine flu. Methods: Descriptive approach which is an non-experimental design was adopted. The target population for the study were selected from Kenchanahally area, Bangarappa Nagar PHC, Bengaluru South. This population was selected by non probability purposive sampling technique. The total samples under the study were 100 youths (male and female). The data was collected by structured questionnaire schedule which was designed to assess the knowledge of youths regarding swine flu and it’s prevention. The results were described by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The respondent’s mean knowledge score was 55.2 % in the aspect of mode of transmission of swine flu, 52 % in treatment and prevention aspect, 51% in meaning and causes, and 48.8 % in signs and symptoms. Overall mean knowledge score was 51.9%. Among the demographic variables analyzed in the study, age, gender, education, marital status, per capita income, were found to have significant association with knowledge scores. And there was no significant association found between occupational status, type of family, source of information with knowledge scores. Conclusion: The study concluded that, if the youths are provided with some sort of educational interventions such as information booklets, modules on swine flu and it’s prevention will definitely beef up their knowledge, which in turn contributes to improve the total quality of one’s health.

Keywords

Swine flu, Prevention, Youth.
Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
Notifications
Font Size


  • Marc Siege. Swine Flu: The New Pandemic. John Wiley and Sons, [online]2009[cited2010 Nov 12]; Available from: URL: http:/www.google.com
  • Infectious disease. Wikipedia [Online]. 2009 [cited 2010 Oct 07]; Available from:URL: http://www.answers.com/topic/infectious-disease.
  • Stanhope, Lancaster. Public health nursing, population centered health care in the community. 7th ed.USA: Mosby publishers; 2008. P. 861-62.
  • Influenza. Wikipedia [Online]. 2009 [cited 2010 Oct 07]; Available from:URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza
  • Influenza. Wikipedia [Online]. 2009 [cited 2010 Oct 07]; Available from: URL: http:/www.google.com
  • Worldwide Statistics of Swine Flu Death. [Online]. 2009 [cited 2010 Dec 10]; Available from: URL: http://www.suite101.com/content/h1n1-statistics-1-november-2009-a166667
  • Archana PB. H1N1 infection in children. Prism’s Nursing Practice. Journal of clinical nursing education, training and career development. 2009 jul-sept; 4(3):80
  • 2009 flu pandemic. Wikipedia [Online]. 2010 [cited 2010 Dec 10]; Available from: URL: http:/www.google.com
  • McGraw-Hill. Infectious disease. Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sci-Tech Dictionary 2003. [Online].2003[cited 2009 Dec 09]; Available from: URL:http://www.answers.com/topic/infectious-diseas.html
  • Swine influenza history. Wikipedia [Online]. 2009 [cited 2009 Dec 07]; Available from: URL: http:/www.google.com
  • Derek Gatherer. The 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak in its historical context. Journal of Clinical Virology. [Serial online] 2010 Dec 17 [cited 2010 Jun 7]; Available from: URL:http://download.thelancet.com/flatcontentassets/H1N1flu/surveillance/surveill ance-24.pdf

Abstract Views: 148

PDF Views: 0




  • A Study to assess the knowledge of youths regarding Swine Flu and it’s prevention in selected urban area of Bengaluru south with a view to develop an information booklet

Abstract Views: 148  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

Melvin Luckose
Global College of Nursing, Ideal Homes Township, Mysore Rd, Aditya Layout, RR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560098., India
N. Lakshmi Devi
Global College of Nursing, Ideal Homes Township, Mysore Rd, Aditya Layout, RR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560098., India
Laishram Dabashini Devi
Global College of Nursing, Ideal Homes Township, Mysore Rd, Aditya Layout, RR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560098., India

Abstract


Swine flu one of the communicable diseases which affected large portion of the general public, it can be treated and it is a vaccine preventable disease. WHO says that youths are at risk of swine and it is an urban youth syndrome. As studies shown that swine flu cases are found more in urban youths. Education plays a vital role in development of the human potential, through which we can achieve control and prevention of swine flu. Methods: Descriptive approach which is an non-experimental design was adopted. The target population for the study were selected from Kenchanahally area, Bangarappa Nagar PHC, Bengaluru South. This population was selected by non probability purposive sampling technique. The total samples under the study were 100 youths (male and female). The data was collected by structured questionnaire schedule which was designed to assess the knowledge of youths regarding swine flu and it’s prevention. The results were described by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The respondent’s mean knowledge score was 55.2 % in the aspect of mode of transmission of swine flu, 52 % in treatment and prevention aspect, 51% in meaning and causes, and 48.8 % in signs and symptoms. Overall mean knowledge score was 51.9%. Among the demographic variables analyzed in the study, age, gender, education, marital status, per capita income, were found to have significant association with knowledge scores. And there was no significant association found between occupational status, type of family, source of information with knowledge scores. Conclusion: The study concluded that, if the youths are provided with some sort of educational interventions such as information booklets, modules on swine flu and it’s prevention will definitely beef up their knowledge, which in turn contributes to improve the total quality of one’s health.

Keywords


Swine flu, Prevention, Youth.

References