Syed Majid Hamid, Muhammad Irfanullah Siddiqui, Raef Mohammad Ahmed Qutub, Fahad Raees, Samreen Hashmi.
Knowledge of Dengue Fever among Health Care Professional in large hospitals of Makkah al Mukarramah.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;7(4):209-13.

Objective: To assess the knowledge of dengue fever among health care professional in three large hospital of Makkah-al- Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: The design of this study was cross sectional and sample size was 188. The sample size was calculated by using epi-info software, keeping level of confidence as 95% and level of significance as 5%. One hundred and eighty eight health care staff including physician, nurses, paramedics and other office employees were interviewed about the knowledge of dengue fever and its prevention. Collected data was analyzed by SPSS version 20. Results: It has been found that among health care professional, physicians have good knowledge of type of vector (p=0.002) but there was lack of knowledge of timing of vector bite, diagnostic criteria and preventive measures by all the participants. Conclusion: The results of the study have demonstrated that although physicians have sound knowledge about the pathogenesis of the disease, they have deficient information about diagnosis and preventive measures, which is common to all health care professionals. However, there is need for one large scale study among health care staff for the assessment of knowledge regarding dengue and its preventive measures. Keywords: Dengue, Fever, Health care professional, Hospital, Makkah al Mukarramah

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