Background: The annual number of dengue fever cases in India is nearly 300 times higher than officially reported, according to a study by US and Indian researchers. When the virus containing mosquito bites a normal human being, the virus is injected into the person`s body and he/she becomes infected and can develop symptoms of dengue fever.1 Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Dengue fever and its prevention among women Design: Pre experimental one group protest post-test design. The data was collected by structured interview schedule. Results: 42% were between 26-30 years, 42% were between 26-30 years, 78% were Hindus, 90% had nuclear family, 90% of the subjects were house wives, 92% were living in pakka house and 88% had the monthly income of rupees 6001. In pre-test, out of 50 women highest percentage (78%) had average knowledge followed by lowest percentage (2%) of subjects with good knowledge and (20%) of women with poor knowledge regarding dengue fever and its prevention. However after implementation of STP (post-test) highest percentage (82%) of women had good knowledge followed by 18% subjects with very good knowledge. there was no significant association between the knowledge level and demographic variables.
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Renukaraj Y. Nagammanavar . Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on knowledge regarding Dengue fever and its prevention among women. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(1):01-04. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00001.2