KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE (KAP) OF RUBELLA VACCINATION IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS ATTENDING GYNAECOLOGY OPD AT BRD MEDICAL COLLEGE, GORAKHPUR
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Seema Kumari, Renu Sangal, Aradhana Singh, Harish Chandra Tiwari, Reena Srivastava, Sharma N R
2017 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
BACKGROUND Rubella, also called German measles, is a disease of childhood. In the absence of pregnancy, it is usually clinically manifested as a mild self-limited infection. But a woman infected with the Rubella virus during the early stage of pregnancy has a 90% chance of transmitting it to the foetus. The virus can cause hearing impairments, eye and heart defects and brain damage in newborns, and even spontaneous abortion and foetal deaths. Of the 1,10,000 children born with CRS every year
more » ... h CRS every year globally, an estimated 40,000 cases occur in India alone. A single dose of Rubella vaccine gives more than 95% long-lasting immunity. RESULTS There were 40.10% of participants who had heard of Rubella previously. Of these, the most common source of information was books and television. The Rubella vaccine was known to 13.02% of the participants. Nobody in the study was Rubella immune. CONCLUSION Some lacunae in knowledge of the participants were seen in this study. Information to young women and our whole society should be improved and our aim should be to increase the motivation towards use of prevention methods such as taking the Rubella vaccine.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2017/958 fatcat:vf5og6rx7jggbnshkhezphf2h4