Educational Interventions to Increase Knowledge of Leptospirosis in Navsari District

Authors

  • Bipin Vasava SMIMER, Surat
  • Abhay Kavishvar Government Medical College, Surat
  • Prakash Patel SMIMER, Surat
  • Sushil Patel SMIMER, Surat
  • Shaishav Panchal SMIMER, Surat

Keywords:

Leptospirosis, Street play and poster exhibition, awareness levels

Abstract

This study was conducted to create awareness about Leptospirosis, an important zoonotic disease, in two villages of Navsari district using street play and poster exhibition. The pre-intervention assessment revealed poor knowledge scores on various aspect of leptospirosis which significantly improved after intervention (p<0.05). Street play in local language and pictorial posters are effective health educational tools amongst illiterates and repeated use, before the transmission season, for maximum impact.

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Published

2010-06-30

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Vasava B, Kavishvar A, Patel P, Patel S, Panchal S. Educational Interventions to Increase Knowledge of Leptospirosis in Navsari District. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2010 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];1(01):30-2. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/1972

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