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KNOWLEDGE AND PERCEPTION ABOUT MALARIA AMONG THE PEOPLE VISITING TO COMMUNITY PHARMACY OF KUCHLAK, PAKISTAN

Habib Khan*, Noman ul Haq, Nafees Ahmed, Faria Khursheed, Muhammad Saaod, Sabit Ullah

Objective: The objective of this descriptive study is aimed to determine and compare the level of knowledge, perception and attitude about malaria in people coming to medical stores of kuchlak. Methodology: Cross-sectional descriptive study design was adopted. Data was collected by self- administered questionnaire from the people coming to medical stores of Kuchlak by taking their consent to take part in the study. Coded data was entered in SPSS (IBM) statistic 20version. Descriptive statistics were used to demonstrate the characteristics of the study population. Categorical variables were measured as frequency and percentage Results: The demographic characteristics of respondents are displayed in Table 1. Majority of respondent were male n=310 (88.6%) while the female respondent was n=40 (11. 4%).Regarding their living status large number of respondent were from rural area n=273 (78%) and respondent from urban area were n=77(22%). Majority of respondents (98%) had good knowledge regarding malaria. Conclusion: Although they had adequate knowledge of malaria but they still need to be educated regarding prevention, treatment and use of insecticide sprays to decrease the incidence rate of disease. Keywords: Malaria, Knowledge, NCD

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