Introduction: Filarial is one of the most curable diseases in the community. It is the responsibility of the nurse to impact knowledge regarding prevention of filariasis.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding the prevention of filariasis among the patient admitted in the communicable ward at government general hospital at Kakinada.
Material and methods: Quantitative non-experimental research approach with descriptive research design was adopted for the study which was conducted in government general hospital at Kakinada. 30 patient admitted in the communicable disease ward, were recruited in the study by purposive sampling technique. Knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Percentages of categorical variables were computed.
Results : In the present study, with regard to level of knowledge regarding the prevention of Filariasis among the patients admitted in communicable ward, among patients, 21(70%) had adequate knowledge, 8(26.67%) had inadequate knowledge and1(3.33%)) had highly knowledge. The mean score for knowledge is 6.63 and level of practice regarding the prevention of Filariasis among the patients admitted in communicable ward, among patients, none of them had good practice, 7(23.33%) had average practice, 23(76.66%) had poor practice regarding prevention of filariasis by this study we conducted that majority of patient had adequate knowledge and poor practice regarding the prevention of filariasis. There is a significant association between the level of knowledge and practice regarding with sociodemographic variables like religion, educational status, income, occupation, family size and sanitation.Conclusion: Assessment of knowledge is very helpful for improving the knowledge and practice regarding prevention of filariasis among communicable disease ward.