Knowledge and Awareness about Leishmaniasis Disease in the General Public of Quetta, Pakistan

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine,2021,7,1,xx-xx.
Published:March 2021
Type:Research Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Tanzeel Ahmed1,2,3, Sarmad Sheraz Jadoon1,2, Muhammad Waqas4, Muhammad Ammar5, Liguo Jian6,*, Qi Zhang1,2

1Key Laboratory of Technology of Drug Preparation, Ministry of Education of China, Zhengzhou, CHINA.

2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, CHINA.

3Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Quetta, PAKISTAN.

4Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Bolan University of Medical and HealthSciences, Quetta, PAKISTAN.

5Internal Medicine, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, PAKISTAN.

6State Key Laboratory of Esophageal Cancer Prevention and Treatment, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, PR CHINA.

Abstract:

Aim: This study attempted to assess knowledge and awareness about leishmaniasis disease in Quetta city, Pakistan. Materials and Methods: This was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey where 387 study respondents were targeted using the non-probability convenience sampling method for data collection. SPSS v 22.0 was applied for data analysis and P≤he non-probability convenience sampling method for data collection. SPSS v 22.0 was applied for data andiscover the relationship among variables. Results: Most respondents were from the age group 18-27 years 269 (69.5%) majority of whom were female 244 (64.0%). Most of the respondents had improved knowledge (73.6%), about the word leishmaniasis, 50.6% of respondents were aware of the signs and symptoms, 54.8% of respondents were aware of the diagnosis, 64.3% of respondents had improved knowledge about treatment, 62.5% of the study population were aware of prevention and 40.8% of study respondents knew about the vaccination for leishmaniasis. Conclusion: This study discovered an overall better knowledge and awareness among the public about leishmaniasis disease and its causative agents, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and vaccination.