Rashmi, Tamnna, Tarun, Tanya, Twinkle
Infectious disease is an illness caused by infectious agents or toxic products and is transmitted by direct or indirect contact between the reservoir host and the susceptible individual. The transmission can occur from man to man, animal to animal or animal. Much of the ill health in India is due to poor environmental health in terms of water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution, poor housing, vectors around us, high death and morbidity rate are due to poor environmental sanitation, which needs improvement in the battle of prevention of diseases and promotion of community health. A descriptive study was done to assess the knowledge regarding infectious diseases their prevention and management among the adults in a selected rural community in gurugram, Haryana. Objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding prevention and management about selected infectious diseases and to find out association between knowledge score regarding prevention and management of infectious diseases and selected socio- demographic variables. A descriptive research approach was adopted with convenient sampling method. A total of 100 sample were selected for the present study and data was collected through a structured questionnaire. Findings of the present study showed that 76% adults were having good knowledge while 65.4% were having moderate knowledge regarding selected infectious disease their prevention and management. Chi square test revealed that none of the socio-demographic variable was associated with the level of knowledge regarding selected infectious diseases.
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