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 7, July 2023


Effectiveness of School-Based Health Education on Prevention of Childhood Obesity is Effective among Teachers Working in English Medium Schools, Urban Maharashtra

Bhagyashree Samadhan Sawale


Abstract: Aim of the study: The study aims to find out the effect of Health Education on Prevention of Childhood obesity is effective among teachers. Problem statement: Does school-based health education on prevention of childhood obesity is effective among teachers working in English medium schools, urban Maharashtra? Primary objective: The primary objective was used to find out the effect of Health Education on Prevention of Childhood obesity is effective among teachers. Secondary objectives: 1) To assess the knowledge of school teachers on prevention of childhood obesity in experimental and control group before intervention. 2) To assess the knowledge of school teachers on prevention of childhood obesity in experimental and control group after intervention. 3) To find out the effect of school-based health education on prevention of childhood obesity among school teachers. 4) To find out the association between post-test knowledge scores and demographic variable of school teachers in experimental group. Method: A quasi-experimental design with non-randomized comparison group was used to assess the effect Health Education on Prevention of Childhood Obesity is Effective among 120 Teachers. The data was collected by using self-administered questionnaire. Results: From the findings, it was observed that the pre-intervention demographic variables of school teachers in control and experimental group were more or less similar revealing both the groups had similar characteristics. It was observed that the percentages of knowledge (control group; 45% & experimental group; 52.2%) on prevention of childhood obesity among school teachers were more or less similar before intervention. However, after an intervention, the percentage of knowledge prevention of childhood obesity was significantly increased from 52.2% to 76.5% in experimental group whereas it was almost remained unchanged in control group. There was a significant difference (p<0.0001) between pre-test and post- test knowledge scores in experimental group. And, there was also a significant difference (p<0.0001) between the post tests of control and experimental group. No significant association (p>0.05) was found between knowledge on prevention of childhood obesity and age, gender, religion, qualification, professional experience, & income of school teachers. Interpretation and conclusion: The data were analyzed by applying descriptive and inferential statistic. The result of the study indicated that after intervention there was an improvement in the knowledge score. Analysis of data shows that highly difference found between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores at the level of (p<0.05). The hypothesis proved and accepted.


Keywords: BMI (Body Mass Index), SAQ (Self-Administered questionnaire), % (Percentage), ANOVA (Analysis of variance)


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 1472 - 1484


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