International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Waterborne Diseases among School Children in Selected Schools at Kamrup District, Assam

Pinki Barman | L. Diva Chanu [3]

Abstract: Background and Objectives: Water is one of the vital natural resources for human life. Water occupies 70 percent earth?s surface of which a small amount of fresh water is available for human use. School children are at higher risk to get various waterborne diseases which are transmitted by contaminated water. Method: A quantitative research approach with pre-experimental one-group pre-test-post-test design was adopted. 100 school children were selected by using non probability consecutive sampling teaching. The study was conducted at two schools of Kamrup (R) District, Assam. Demographic proforma, a self administered structured questionnaire on knowledge regarding prevention of waterborne diseases was utilized for data collection. Result: The result of the study revealed that pre-test mean knowledge score was 10.89?4.832 and post-test mean knowledge score was 21.89?3.021 with mean difference was 11.00. The comparison was tested using paired t-test with obtained (t=25.03) at df =99 was statistically significant at p<0.05. The gender of school children, education of father and any information regarding water borne disease was found statistically significant association with the pre-test knowledge scores. Conclusion: The findings of the study concluded that knowledge of the school children regarding prevention of waterborne diseases was increased after implementation of structured teaching programme.

Keywords: Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Prevention of Waterborne diseases, School children

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 742 - 748

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