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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge on prevention of lymphatic Filariasis among adults living in Dakkilivaripalem village at Nellore, A.P.

G Aruna, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam

Background: Lymphatic Filariasis is also known as elephantiasis, is a human disease caused by parasitic worms known as filarial worms. Most cases of the disease have no symptoms. Some people, however, develop a syndrome called elephantiasis, which is marked by severe swelling in the arms, legs, breasts, or genitals. The skin may become thicker as well, and the condition may become painful.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge on prevention of lymphatic filariasis among adults.
Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge on prevention of lymphatic filariasis among adults. 2. To associate the knowledge on prevention of lymphatic filariasis with selected socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 50 adults living in Dakkilivaripalem Village at Nellore were selected by using convenience sampling method.
Results: Based on the level of knowledge, 1(2%) scored A grade, 9(18%) scored B+ grade, 8(16%) scored B grade, 6 (12%) scored C grade and 26 (52%) scored D grade. on prevention of lymphatic filariasis.
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G Aruna, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam. A study to assess the knowledge on prevention of lymphatic Filariasis among adults living in Dakkilivaripalem village at Nellore, A.P.. International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice. 2019; 2(1): 07-10.
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