Knowledge of Nurses on the Management of Dengue Fever In Tertiary care Hospitals of Lahore and Rawalpindi
Objective: Assess the knowledge among nurses regarding the management of dengue fever working in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Study Duration: The study was completed in 2015 from March to Oct.
Methodology: The proposed study design for this study is cross sectional descriptive study design. A sample of 280 staff nurses working in tertiary care hospitals were selected from Lahore and Rawalpindi hospitals by using method of non-probability convenient sampling. Data was collected by self-administered questionnaire. The data was analysed by SPSS version 20 and Microsoft Excel. Data was represented in the form of figures, tables, graphs, statistical association was found by using Chi-Square test among level of knowledge and demographic variables.
Results: The results indicate that a major proportion of staff nurses 227 (76%) were having poor level of knowledge as they scored less than 50% of scores on knowledge based questions and only 4% were found with excellent knowledge according to arbitrary scale.
Conclusion: The findings of study suggest that there is an inadequate knowledge of diploma nurses working in great strength in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore and Rawalpindi and there is a need to build a proper educational training programme for diploma nurses