Impact of Educational Intervention on The Knowledge of Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Rabies Among Paramedical Students, Taxilla

  • Hina Shan National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Saadia Maqbool Akhtar Saeed Medical College Lahore Pakistan
  • Tamkeen Nishat Jaffry National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Uzma Hassan National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Maryam Shan Quetta Institute of Medical Sciences Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Rehama Gilani National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Epidemiology, Lyssavirus, One health, Post exposure prophylaxis, Rabies

Abstract

Objective: To assess the knowledge of epidemiology, transmission, prevention and control of rabies and to find the effect of an educational intervention in paramedical students of HITEC-IMS, Taxilla.

Study Design: Quasi-experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: HITEC-IMS, Taxilla, from Mar to Sep 2019.

Methodology: Study was carried out among paramedical students enrolled in 2 years diploma course in HITEC-IMS, Taxilla. Students were included by non-probability consecutive sampling.

Results: Out of the total of 89 participants, the fatality of rabies was identified by 63 (70.8%) respondents in pre-test and by 84 (94.4%) respondents in post-test (p<0.001). Less than half of the participants knew about bats as a reservoir of rabies (22, 24.7%) in pre-test that raised to 59 participants (66.3%) in post-test (p<0.001). The proper sequence of protocol for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in un-vaccinated persons was identified by 42 (47.2%) respondents with an improvement of 27% in post-test (p<0.001). Proper order of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) vaccine schedule in humans were identified by 16 (18.0%) respondents with an improvement of 6% in post-test (p=0.031).

Conclusion: Knowledge of reservoir, mode of transmission, prevention and control of rabies after educational intervention showed a significant increase in the students.

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Published
2022-03-02
How to Cite
Shan, H., Maqbool, S., Jaffry, T., Hassan, U., Shan, M., & Gilani, R. (2022). Impact of Educational Intervention on The Knowledge of Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Rabies Among Paramedical Students, Taxilla. PAFMJ, 72(1), 264-67. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i1.7314
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