International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 4.5 / 10


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Awareness Programme on Knowledge regarding Environmental Hazards of Plastic among the Adults in Selected Areas in Chitradurga

Kiran Kempi


Abstract: Background: In modern era, even though plastics are an inevitable substance, it is one of the major toxic pollutants of our time. Being a non - biodegradable substance, composed of toxic chemicals, plastic pollutes earth, air and water. There is no way to safely dispose of plastic waste. Plastic causes serious damage to environment both during its production and disposal. So, the only way to reduce the hazards of plastic is to reduce the use of plastic and there by force a reduction in its production. Hence this study was intended to assess the effectiveness of structured awareness programme on knowledge regarding environmental hazards of plastic among adults in Urban PHC, Chitradurga. Objectives of the Study: 1) To assess the existing level of knowledge regarding hazards of plastic use among adults. 2) To evaluate the effectiveness of structured awareness programme on hazards of plastic use among adults. 3) To determine the association between pre - test knowledge scores with their selected demographic variables. Hypothesis: H1: There will be significant difference between mean pre test and post test knowledge scores of adults regarding environmental hazards of plastic. H2: There will be significant association between the pre test knowledge of adults regarding environmental hazards of plastic and selected demographic variables. Methods: In the present study, evaluative research approach was selected; Pre experimental one group pretest post test design was adopted. The structured questionnaire was developed to collect the data. The main study was conducted at Urban PHC, Chitradurga, Karnataka among 60 adults; Selected by using Non probability convenient sampling technique, descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the data. Results: The overall pretest mean knowledge score obtained by the adults was 14.82 (49.25%) with standard deviation 3.501 and the overall post test mean knowledge score obtained by the adults was 20.65 (68.83%) with standard deviation 2.893. The total difference in the mean of overall knowledge score was 5.83 with the ?t? value of 9.544 and found to be significant at the level of p<0.01. It means there is significant difference between the pre test and post test knowledge level of adults regarding the environmental hazards of plastic. Results also shows that there was a statistically significant association between the post test knowledge score of the adults with demographic variables such as age, education, religion and occupation at the probability level of p<0.05. Conclusion: The present study attempted to assess the effectiveness of structured awareness programme on knowledge of adults regarding environmental hazards of plastic in a Urban PHC, Chitradurga, and concluded that there was a significant difference between the knowledge level of adults and structured awareness programme program was effective in improving the knowledge of adults.


Keywords: Environmental hazards of plastic; knowledge; adults


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,


Pages: 1581 - 1583


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