Volume : VII, Issue : VII, July - 2017

Knowledge of influenza H1N1 A among primary healthcare physicians by their service factors: A cross sectional study in rural Nagpur

Sameer Golawar, Abhay Chavan, Milind Somkuwar

Abstract :

 Background: India is ranked third among the most affected countries for cases and deaths of Influenza A (H1N1) globally. Reducing influenza A/H1N1 related morbidity and mortality varies with whether Health care workers are knowledgeable, have positive attitudes, and acquire adequate information. Present study was carried out to assess knowledge regarding  H1N1 influenza A in relation to the service factors amongst primary health centre physicians of rural Nagpur(Central India).

Methods: A cross–sectional study was conducted amongst primary health centre physicians (Medical officers) in rural Nagpur who have completed at least 6 months in service. The estimated sample size was 45. Data on socio–demographic details and various knowledge components of H1N1 influenza A was collected using predesigned, pre–tested questionnaire. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics to summarize baseline characteristics & Chi–square and Fisher exact test were used where appropriate.

Result: We found no significant relation of training status, length of service and outeak work experience with the basic knowledge about: H1N1 influenza, its treatment and preventive measures among medical officers.

Conclusion: Service factors like: previous formal training, duration of service & work experience had no significant role as to awareness regarding H1N1 influenza A, its treatment & prevention amongst primary health centres physicians of rural Nagpur.

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Sameer Golawar, Abhay Chavan, Milind Somkuwar, Knowledge of influenza H1N1 A among primary healthcare physicians by their service factors: A cross sectional study in rural Nagpur, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume‾7 | Issue‾7 | July‾2017


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