Assess the Level of Knowledge Regarding Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases among Farmers


  • P.R. Lego Shincy
  • Nanak Chand Suman



Assess, knowledge, prevention, control, vector borne disease, farmer and village.


Vector borne diseases are human illness caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria that are transmitted by
vectors. Every year there are more than 700000 deaths due to diseases like malaria, dengue, yellow fever,
leishmaniasis and Japanese encephalitis. The burden of these diseases is highest in tropical and sub-tropical
areas. The present study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding vector borne diseases and to find
out the frequency distribution of sample based on that demographical variable. A descriptive research design
was used, non- probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 30 sample, male and female age
group 30-60 years were selected. Self - structured questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge. The
data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics. Among 30 samples 56.6% of the samples were having poor
knowledge, 30% of the samples were having average knowledge, 6.7% of the samples were having very poor
knowledge and 0% of sample were having excellent knowledge regarding vector borne diseases. The study was
concluded that, the level of knowledge of farmers towards vector borne diseases was not appreciable.

Author Biographies

  • P.R. Lego Shincy

    Associate Professor, Guru Shri Gorakshnath College of Nursing, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

  • Nanak Chand Suman

    Associate Professor,Government College of Nursing BRD Medical College,Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh