A study to assess the level of knowledge on first aid management of dog bite and treatment modality of rabies among adult

  • Vimala S Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Bhuvaneshwari G Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Janaki Priya S Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Ishwariya K Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Inbarani S Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Dog bite lacerations are an extensive community health problem in worldwide. Dogs assault and ensuing lesions can lead to an enduring defect. They also cause a budgetary difficult for the sufferer. So the present study is done to assess the level of knowledge on first aid management of dog bite and treatment modality of rabies among adults living in Mappedu village. A descriptive research design was done in a rural area in Mappedu. 60 samples are included in our study. Purposive sampling techniques method was used in selecting the samples. Self-Structured interviews were used to collect data. The level of knowledge on first aid management of dog bite and treatment modality of rabies.16 (26%) are inadequate, 42(70%) are moderate,2(3.3%) are adequate. The study concludes that there is inadequate knowledge on first aid management of dog bite and treatment modality of rabies among adults. There is a more need for health education regarding a dog bite, rabies among adults.

Keywords: Rabies, First Aid, Dog Bite

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2019-10-16
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Vimala S, Bhuvaneshwari G, Janaki Priya S, Ishwariya K, & Inbarani S. (2019). A study to assess the level of knowledge on first aid management of dog bite and treatment modality of rabies among adult. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(4), 2691-2695. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i4.1530
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