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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Assess the knowledge regarding NIPAH VIRUS disease among students

Author(s):
Ammu KJ, Anita Namdev Zurange, Daliya Mary David, Yogesh B Ingle, Suraj Jadhav, Audumbar Jadhavar and Vinita Jamdade
Abstract:
A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding Nipah virus disease among students in selected colleges of Pune city. The objectives of our study were, to assess the knowledge regarding Nipah virus among students in selected colleges of Pune city and to associate the findings with selected demographic variables. Nipah virus is a deadly infection which can be transmitted from animals to human and human to human. The spreading of the infection is very high all over the world. Recently it has outbreak in Indian state of Kerala and it led to the death of many peoples. The infection was mainly spread by the fruit bats. In the society the awareness and preventive measures of this disease is very less. So that peoples were very highly prone to get this disease. At first it occurred in Malaysia, Singapore and last in Bangladesh. The spread of the infection has occurred again because of the changes in the environment that includes deforestation, over population etc. This led to the fruit bats to leave their natural habitat and came to the cities and this led to the spreading of this infection. A quantitative research approach was done with descriptive research design among 200 undergraduate students from the selected colleges of Pune city. In the present study investigates about the knowledge regarding Nipah virus disease among undergraduate students by using the non-probability convenient sampling method. The sample size of this study was 200. We had 200 participants responding to the answer of the questionnaire which contains about the knowledge regarding Nipah virus. The participants of this study are students from the college of pharmacy and engineering. The validity of the tool was done by 8 experts from Bharati Vidyapeeth college of Nursing. The experts had advised to make some corrections in the tool which was to be finalized. The reliability was done on 20 samples in Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Pharmacy on 1st year and 2nd year batches of pharmacy students by using Spearman Brown formula: the result of the correlation coefficient was 0.82. Hence research tool was reliable for the research. Pilot study was done on 20 samples in Smt. Kashibai Navale College of engineering on 1st year and 2nd year batches. The pilot study was feasible. The final study was done on 26/11/18 in JSPM college of Pharmacy and 28/11/18 in Trinity college of Engineering. The result of the study was showing that average level of knowledge in the undergraduate students.
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How to cite this article:
Ammu KJ, Anita Namdev Zurange, Daliya Mary David, Yogesh B Ingle, Suraj Jadhav, Audumbar Jadhavar, Vinita Jamdade. Assess the knowledge regarding NIPAH VIRUS disease among students. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):506-510.

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