International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 5.1 / 10


A Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Hazards of Open Defecation among People Residing in Selected Rural Area

Rama Danapure | Kamini Sao | Vaishali Paswan


Abstract: Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding hazards of open defecation among the people residing in selected rural area and to associate the finding with selected demographic variable. Materials and Methods: 100 rural populations participated in this study. Descriptive evaluatory approach with non-Experimental descriptive research design was used. Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique was used to select the sample. The data were collected from rural areas, using socio demographic data sheet and self-administered Questionnaire to assess the knowledge regarding hazards of open defecation among rural population. Results: 100 rural people participated in this study with majority of the samples in the study, Majority of 54% of sample according to gender are female, Majority of 54% of sample according to their educational status were educated up to primary, Majority 43% of sample according to their occupation were private service, Majority 90% of sample according to residence belongs to pakka house, Majority 55% sample according to their residence were Hindu, Majority 58% of families were belonging to nuclear families and Majority 43% of sample according to their monthly income were in range of Rs. 6001-8000. The level of knowledge score is divided under following heading of poor, average, good, very good and excellent. In the level of knowledge score, out of 100 subject?s 62% of people had good knowledge score, 34% of people had very good knowledge score and 2% of them had poor knowledge. Minimum knowledge score was 12 and maximum knowledge score in was 25. Mean knowledge score was 17 and mean percentage of knowledge score was 53. Conclusions: The investigator concludes that, according to the findings in the present study shows that majority of rural population had good knowledge regarding hazards of open defecation, half of them having very good knowledge regarding hazards of open defecation. It did not show any association in relation to their selected demographic variables. Overall, this study was found to be effective in improving the knowledge of subjects.


Keywords: assess, hazards, open defecation, people, rural area


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 853 - 855


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