Author(s): Shivagouda. B. Patil, Suhasinee Rathod


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00030.8   

Address: Mr. Shivagouda. B. Patil1*, Mrs. Suhasinee Rathod2
1Assistant Professor, D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
2Principal and Dean, D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 5,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2017

“A Descriptive Study was conducted to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Ebola virus disease and it’s prevention among the people residing in selected area of Kudal Taluka with a view to develop the Information Guide Sheet ”. Ebola virus was first introduced as a possible new “strain” of Marburg virus in 1977 by 2 different research teams. First outbreak was on 26th August 1976 in Yambuku, democratic republic of Congo. The latter was in village situated near the ebola river from which the disease takes its name. The four countries are affected with Ebola virus disease such as western Africa Guinea (393deaths), Sierra Leone (286 deaths), Liberia (282 deaths) and Nigeria (1death). India which has so far remained unscathed from the virus, has diagnosed a fresh case of it after an Indian resident semen sample showed traces of Ebola virus. The man 26 years old Indian of Deadly viruses is kept in isolation of Delhi’s. Airport health organization Quarantine centre. People may not know they are infected since symptoms take between two and 21 days to emerge. It is therefore feared an affected person could travel to India from Europe without knowing they had the disease and infect others. A Non-Experimental descriptive design with descriptive approach area used for the study. Purposive sampling was used to select the 60 people staying in selected areas of Pinguli Kudal, taluka. The instruments used for collection were socio-demographic variables. The analysis was done by descriptive statistics. The study results were Majority of the people (31.6%) were in the age group of 46 & above years and 56.6% were males. Majority of the people (68.3%) were married, 13.3% of the peoples had completed primary education, and equal distribution (18.3%) had passed secondary education. About 93.3% of the people were Hindus. About (63.3%) people acquired information from mass media. Overall mean knowledge of peoples obtained was 9.6% and overall knowledge regarding Ebola Virus Disease and its prevention. Majority of the respondents (61.6%) had Average knowledge whereas 23.4% had poor knowledge level and 15% had good knowledge regarding Ebola virus and its prevention.

Cite this article:
Shivagouda. B. Patil, Suhasinee Rathod. A Descriptive Study to Assess The Knowledge Regarding Ebola Virus Disease And it’s Prevention Among The People Residing in Selected Areas of Kudal Taluka with A view to Develop The Information Guide Sheet. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2017; 5(2): 143-149. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00030.8

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