Dengue is one of the most important emerging viral disease of humans in the world afflicting humanity in terms of morbidity and mortality. The present quasi experimental (one group pre-test and post-test design) study aimed to evaluate the Effectiveness of child-to-child approach on prevention of dengue fever in terms of knowledge and knowledge on practice among school children, Coimbatore. Totally 90 school children studying at Podhanur St/. Joseph middle school, Coimbatore were selected by using disproportionate stratified random sampling technique. Self-administered structured questionnaire and check list was used to assess the level of knowledge and knowledge on practice regarding prevention of dengue fever. In pre-test majority of the samples had inadequate knowledge and knowledge on practice. In post-test most of them had adequate knowledge and knowledge on practice. The calculated paired ‘t’ test value of knowledge (t=34.99) and knowledge on practice (t=31.21) showed highly significant at p≤0.01, which revealed that child to child approach was effective in improving the level of Knowledge and Knowledge on practice regarding prevention of dengue fever among samples. The calculated Karl Pearson’s ‘r’value (r=0.9) of knowledge and knowledge on practice showed positive correlation. The chi square calculation showed that significant association found between level of knowledge and educational qualification of father and mother, significant association found between level of knowledge on practice and age, educational status of mother, type of family, any family members affected by dengue fever previously and source of information about dengue fever, except for the other demographic variables. Child to child approach is activity-oriented approach to create awareness among children on various aspects of health, nutrition and child care.
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