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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing

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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge, practice and investigation of community outbreak of typhoid fever associated with drinking water in UPHC Vadapalani (West)

Priyadarsini A, Prasanth K and Mahalakshmi R

Typhoid fever is a unique human systemic infection known to medical science, since the days of Hippocrates though its clear differentiation from typhus fever was made only by the end of the 18th Century. Though the advent of new antibiotics especially the chloramphenicol has dramatized the final outcome of the disease, the clinical pattern by which enteric fever can present is still diverse. Typhoid fever is still an important public health problem or endemic in many parts of India and in many other developing countries. It is difficult to estimate its real global impact due to problems related to clinical and laboratory diagnosis and since most of the cases are being treated outside the hospital and there is no reliable information about the incidence in our country. So the present study aims to assess the Knowledge, Practice and Investigation of Community Outbreak of Typhoid Fever associated with drinking water in UPHC Vadapalani (West). A qualitative approach with Descriptive research design was adopted to conduct the study among 60 Typhoid Fever patients who were selected by Non- probability purposive sampling technique. Semi-structured interview method was used to collect the demographic data and also using a semi-structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge, practice and investigation of community outbreak of typhoid fever associated with drinking water in UPHC Vadapalani (west).The results of the study shows that among 60 samples proves that 46(76.67%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 8(13.33%) had inadequate knowledge and 6(10%) had adequate knowledge regarding typhoid fever associated with drinking water and that the mean score of knowledge among samples was 4.38 with standard deviation of 1.54. The maximum score was 8.0 and the minimum score was 0. Assessment of Knowledge, Practice and Investigation of Community Outbreak of Typhoid Fever associated with drinking water is effective method to prevent complication during patient affected with typhoid fever and also it helps the Typhoid Fever patient to improve to the knowledge and to provide the better quality of life to Typhoid Fever patients.
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How to cite this article:
Priyadarsini A, Prasanth K, Mahalakshmi R. A study to assess the knowledge, practice and investigation of community outbreak of typhoid fever associated with drinking water in UPHC Vadapalani (West). Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2020;2(2):22-25.
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