Dog bite is defined as wound inflicted by a dog during which pressure is exerted by the dog’s jaw which leads to significant damage to tissues under the skin, including bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels and nerves. Dog bite causes a contagious viral disease known as rabies. Early prevention is necessary to prevent this viral disease. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge of people (21-40 yrs) regarding dog bite and prevention of rabies in selected community area, Dist. Ludhiana, Punjab. A descriptive study was conducted in selected community area (Kishangarh) Distt. Ludhiana, Punjab. A total 60 sample between age group 21-40 years was selected by non-probability sampling technique. A self structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of people regarding dog bite and prevention of rabies. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics and presented through tables and figure. The knowledge score of people regarding dog bite and prevention of rabies was average. The study findings showed that 73.33% had average knowledge, 18.33% had poor knowledge and 8.3% had good knowledge. It is concluded that the knowledge among people (21-40 years) regarding dog and prevention of rabies was average. It is recommended that the study can be repeated on the large scale sample to validate and for better generalization of findings and Comparative study may be conducted to find out the similarities or differences between the knowledge of urban and rural people.
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Renuka. Assess the Knowledge of People (21-40 years) regarding Dog Bite and Prevention of Rabies Residing in selected Community Area. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(2):175-177. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00036.X