International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021 | Rating: 5.9 / 10


Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Module (STM) on Knowledge Regarding Health Hazards of Plastic Waste among Housewives Residing in Rural, Maharashtra

Shirish W. Gawai


Abstract: Aim of the study: The study aims to find the effectiveness of structured teaching module (STM) on health hazards of plastic waste among housewives residing in rural Maharashtra. Objectives of study: Primary objective-To assess the effectiveness of STM on knowledge regarding Health hazards of plastic waste among housewives residing in rural, Maharashtra. Secondary objectives-1. To assess the knowledge of housewives regarding health hazards of plastic waste among housewives residing in rural Maharashtra.2. To find out the effect of STM on health hazards of plastic waste among housewives residing in rural Maharashtra.3. To find out the association between posttest knowledge score of housewives and the selected demographic variables of housewives residing in rural Maharashtra. Method: Quasi experimental one group pretestposttest design and quantitative approach was carried out on 150 housewives selected by simple random sampling technique to test effectiveness of structured teaching module. The data was collected by using structured questionnaire consists of 30 items. Results: The presents study evaluates and found that demographic variables, Majority36% of housewives were in the age group of 18-27years, Education level revealed that majority (52%) of them had educated up to primary education. Majority of 67% of them were from Hindu religion. Majority (59 %) of them had monthly income between 10001 to 15000. majority (60 %) had information regarding plastic waste management from broadcasting media. Interpretation and conclusion: The data were analysed by applying descriptive and inferential statistics. The result of the study indicated that after intervention there was an improvement in the knowledge and they gain good knowledge about health hazards of plastic waste. Analysis data shows that highly significance difference found between the pre -test and post- test knowledge scores at the level of (P<0.05). The hypothesis are proved and accepted.


Keywords: structured teaching module, STM, health hazards, plastic waste, housewives of Maharashtra


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021,


Pages: 1085 - 1090


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