Knowledge regarding impact of health on water Stagnation: Observational study
Dr. Thenmozhi P, Padi Munya and Sharmila R
Water stagnation in and around house could lead to health hazards especially communicable diseases like vector borne diseases and water borne disease. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding impact of health on water stagnation in homes. Community based observational study was carried out 60 women who fulfilled the inclusion criteria in the selected rural area. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of the present study observed that out of 60 women, 32 (53%) had inadequate knowledge, 18 (30%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 10 (17%) had adequate knowledge. Level of knowledge is associated with the demographic variables of occupation at the level of P<0.05. The findings of the study concluded that health education program and campaigns can provide with accurate and appropriate information regarding the health hazards of water stagnation in and around the house and highlight the preventive measures of water stagnation which prevents the deadly diseases especially non-communicable disease like vector borne, water borne diseases.