STUDY OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES (PPM) FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL IN PRAVARA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (DU), LONI CAMPUS
Amit Kumar Pandey*, Dr. Deepak B. Phalke, Dr. Sanjeev Ramakrishna and Dr. Rahul Kunkulol
Introduction: Being the hub of various mosquito borne diseases, a huge population of India uses different variety of personal protective measures (PPM) to avoid contact with these vectors. Using any sort of PPM is beneficial or it will have harmful effect in long run is the question of interest? Objective: To study awareness and use of PPM against mosquito and its adverse effects in PIMS campus. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study conducted, after getting the IEA (institutional ethical approval) and informed consent from the participants, in the month of June-July 2017 with the help of well-designed questionnaire. Sample size of 300 was selected for the study and appropriate test were applied. Results: From population using PPM, majority i.e. 69.39% uses liquid vaporiser as their first choice. Among those showing signs and symptoms of headache 91.52% people uses PPM likewise 93.54% (eye irritation), 95% (rashes), 85.71% (allergy) uses PPM. 33% of population thinks it is harmful to use any PPM while 37.67% thinks its harmless while rest no comment. Conclusion: The commonest allergic reactions seen are headache, eye irritation and rashes are highly significant and cough & sore-throat are not significant by the Chi2 test.
Keywords: Personal Protective Measures, Eye-irritation, Headache, Chi2 test.
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