International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016


Assess the Level of Knowledge on Prevention and Control of Bagassosis among Workers in Sugarcane Industry

M. Tamizharasan | Dr. P. Mangalagowri


Abstract: Introduction Bagassosis is an occupational disease of the lung caused by inhalation of bagasse on sugarcane dust. It can be prevented with following measures include, dust control-measures for the prevention and suppression of dust such as wet process, enclosed apparatus, exhaust ventilation, personal protective equipment such as mask, gloves, initial medical examination and periodical medical checkup of sugar cane industrial workers. Objectives To assess the level of knowledge on prevention of bagassosis among workers in sugar cane industry. To assess the level of knowledge on control of bagassosis among workers in sugarcane industry. To find out the association between level of knowledge with demographic variable among workers in sugar cane industry. Methodology Descriptive cross sectional design was adopted for this study, simple random sampling technique was used and 30 sugarcane workers were selected. The data was collected, analysed in terms of both inferential and descriptive statistics Result The study findings showed that 8 (26.6 %) people had adequate knowledge and majority of them 17 (56.6 %) had moderate knowledge, 5 (16.6 %) had inadequate knowledge.


Keywords: Knowledge on prevention and control of bagassosis


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,


Pages: 1813 - 1814


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