Knowledge and Practice of Nurses Regarding Dengue Fever and Its Prevention in District Swat


  • Nasar Khan Author
  • Hafiz Ghufran Ullah Author
  • Muhammad Kashif Author
  • Muhammad Zeeshan Author
  • Wasim Muhammad Centre for Omic Sciences, Islamia College University, Peshawar Author



knowledge, Practice, Preventions, Dengue Fever, Nurses, Awareness


Background: Dengue fever is a tropical disease that is carried by mosquitoes and is caused by the dengue virus. Dengue fever has an incubation period of three to fifteen days. It can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, or other organs. The most frequent vector used to spread dengue viruses is Aedes aegypti. While there isn't a certain antiviral treatment, prompt hydration and electrolyte replacement therapy is advised. The aim of this research is to evaluate the dengue illness prevention behaviors and knowledge of nurses in the district of Swat.

Methods: At the Saidu Teaching Hospital in Swat, this descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out from April 1 to August 31, 2022. The nurses were given questionnaires to complete, and the interviews and answers were documented on a closed-ended questionnaire in order to gather data. It asked questions on age, education, length of service, and nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and practices around dengue disease and prevention.

Results: The Saidu Teaching Hospitals in Swat were the study's location. Ninety nurses were surveyed in order to gauge their understanding of dengue illness and how to avoid it. The research participants' demographic details were documented. Men made up 25% of the research sample's nursing staff, while women made up 75%. The age range of the majority of participants was 18 to 38 years old. A little over 61% of participants held nursing diplomas. This research assesses nurses' proficiency and understanding of dengue fever prevention.

Conclusion: The majority of participants know what dengue fever is. There is a significant dearth of understanding regarding the prevention and transmission of dengue fever. The participants had a thorough understanding of dengue fever, including its main signs and severity of sickness. Few people were misinformed about biting times and vector identification, and the majority took a proactive stance and actively used preventative measures.


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