KNOWLEDGE ON PREVENTION OF MOSQUITO GROWTH AMONG ADULTSARUMUGAM INDIRA AND KATARI KANTHA
Mosquito borne diseases create an important cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in India. Assessment on prevention of mosquito growth among adults is imperative for planning community-based interventions. Therefore, the study was carried out to assess the knowledge on prevention of mosquito growth among adults in Kamakshinagar, Nellore. A community based cross sectional study was conducted among 50 adults selected by convenience sampling method in a rural area in Nellore. Data were collected using pretested structured questionnaire after taking written informed consent. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 17. Chi-square was used to find an association and P <0.05 was considered significant. Results show that among 50 adults, 8 (16%) had âAâ grade, 21 (42%) had âB+â grade, and 18 (36%) had âBâ grade, and 3(6%) had âCâ grade. The study findings concluded that majority of the adults had âB+â(71-80%) grade knowledge. Still mosquito breeding was occurring more in rural areas, which stresses pioneering mass media techniques to express health messages to the community for prevention of mosquito growth among adults.