International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Effect of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Prevention and Control of Leptospirosis among National Rural Employment Guarantee Assurance (NREGA) Scheme Workers in Selected Panchayat of Pathanamthitta District

Jeena Kunjachan


Abstract: Leptospirosis is an emerging infectious disease with a worldwide distribution. The present study assessed the effect of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) on knowledge, attitude and practice regarding prevention and control of leptospirosis among National Rural Employment Guarantee Assurance (NREGA) Scheme workers in selected wards of KaviyoorPanchayat in Pathanamthitta District. This study adopted Pre experimental one group pre test and posttest design. The investigator selected 60 NREGAS workers by convenience sampling. During the pre test, the investigator assessed the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding prevention and control of leptospirosis using a structured questionnaire. The study results revealed among 60 subjects nearly half number of the subjects (43.0%) were above 50 years and more than half (60%) had high school education. Half of them (55%) had family income below Rs 4000 and 58% subjects were wearing personal protective devices during the work. During pretest only 32 % of NREGAS workers had good knowledge, 24% had good attitude, and 75% had good practice scores towards the prevention and control of leptospirosis. After the intervention 92% of samples attained good knowledge, majority (80%) of them developed good attitude and all of them reported good practice. The effect of STP on knowledge, attitude and practice was computed by paired t test and computed t value obtained was 9.03, 9.51, 8.57respectively which is greater than table value. Hence the research hypothesis was accepted at0.05 level of significance. The study results showed significant association between pre test attitude scores and experience and the same with pretest practice scores and education. The study concluded that STP is one of the effective teaching method of improve the knowledge, attittude and practice.


Keywords: Structured teaching programme: knowledge, attitude, practice: NREGAS workers: leptospirosis


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,


Pages: 915 - 918


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