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A Comparative Cross Sectional Study on the Awareness and Attitude towards Rubella Vaccine among the Medical and Non-Medical Students of Trichy District, Tamil Nadu

Anna Vinu Varghese*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000116

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    • Department of Rehabilitation Science, Holy cross college, India

    *Corresponding author: Anna vinu varghese, Research Scholar, P.G and Research department of Rehabilitation Science, Holy Cross College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Received: May 21, 2017   Published: May 31, 2017

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Introduction: Rubella virus when contracted by pregnant women, causes serious complications including rubella syndrome (CRS). Sensorineural hearing loss is one of the most common complication associated with CRS. In developing countries like India, the awareness towards rubella vaccine is minimal.

Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the awareness and attitudes of young females towards rubella vaccination. The study was carried out in female subjects from a medical college (n=100) and an arts college (n=100). Based on the previous literature, a questionnaire was developed and was distributed to the subjects after validity testing. There is a significance difference in the awareness level of rubella vaccine between the two groups. Majority of the non-medical students are unaware of the existence of rubella disease.

Conclusion: The study reveals the lack of awareness programs about rubella disease in Tamilnadu.

Keywords: Rubella Vaccine; Hearing loss; Awareness and attitudusr

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