Knowledge and Awareness of Dengue in Students of CMH Medical College and Dental College, Lahore

Authors

  • Dr Zoofishan Imran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5081752

Keywords:

Dengue, Knowledge, Symptoms, Prevention

Abstract

Objective: We aimed to assess knowledge of medical students about dengue, its spread and prevention.

Study design: Cross sectional study

Place of Study: CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore.

Methodology: Self administered questionnaires were randomly distributed among 200 students between 18-25 years of age from first to fifth year MBBS

Results: The result of our study showed that there was a good level of knowledge about dengue, its vector transmission and protection among the students. It was also seen that the knowledge of causative agent and mode of spread was almost equal among students from 1st year MBBS to 4th year MBBS. However, knowledge about its treatment and prevention was more among 3rd year and 4th year students due to their advanced knowledge through books. Students are using personal protective measures for dengue which is the basic step in its prevention.

Conclusion: Our cross sectional study has shown in general a very good level of awareness about dengue fever among medical students of CMH Lahore Medical College.

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Published

10-03-2021 — Updated on 05-04-2021

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How to Cite

Dr Zoofishan Imran. (2021). Knowledge and Awareness of Dengue in Students of CMH Medical College and Dental College, Lahore. MedERA - Journal of CMH LMC and IOD, 1. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5081752 (Original work published March 10, 2021)