International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge on causes and complications of hookworm infections among adults at Dakkilivaripalem, Nellore
Kanakalakshmi R, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: Hookworm it has been estimated that more than 200 million people are infested in India alone. Hookworm enters the body through skin, commonly through bear feet. It may also be acquired by food such as carrots, beetroot when consumed without washing. The larva migrates to the small intestine, where they may live for several years taking nutrient from the intestinal walls.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge on hookworm infestation among adults in Dakkilivaripalem, Nellore.
Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge on hookworm infestation among adults in Dakkilivaripalem, Nellore. 2. To associate the knowledge and attitude on their practices knowledge on hookworm infection with selected socio demographic variables in Dakkilivaripalem, Nellore. 3. To correlated the knowledge and attitude of adults on their practices knowledge on hookworm infection in Dakkilivaripalem, Nellore.
Methodology: 50 samples from Dakkilivaripalem, Nellore, were selected by using convenience sampling method.
Results: Regard to knowledge level of adults regarding hook worm infection, 4(8%) had A grade, 5(10%) had B+ grade, 24(48%) had B grade, 7(14%) had C grade and 10(20%) had D grade.