International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2015

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Oral Health Hazards among Smokeless Tobacco Users in Selected Rural Area of Karad Taluka

Pradnya Santosh Kadam Msc. N | Prof. Avinash H. Salunkhe Msc. N

Abstract: Aim & Objectives To assess the knowledge of oral health hazards among smokeless tobacco users in selected rural area of Karad. To evaluate effectiveness of Self Instructional Module [SIM] of oral health hazards among smokeless tobacco users. Material & methods Evaluative study was conducted on 60 tobacco users from Kale rural population by using interview schedule method. The data was collected tabulated and analyzed in terms of objectives of the study, using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results After the administration of SIM the pre test and post test analysis revealed that, in pre test majority 31 (51.7 %) subjects had average knowledge, 14 (23.3 %) had good knowledge and 15 (25.0 %) had poor knowledge in total knowledge score where as in post test majority of 39 (65 %) had average knowledge 16 (26.7 %) good knowledge and 5 (8.3 %) had poor knowledge. The pre test mean knowledge score of Standered deviation of smokeless tobacco users was 12.91+3.34 which was increased in post test to 22.19 + 2.45. The paired t value is 22.8 and p value is < 0.0001 which is considered extremely significant and paired t test showed a significant gain in knowledge.

Keywords: Self Instructional Module SIM, Oral health hazards, smokeless tobacco

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 2, February 2015,

Pages: 1438 - 1442

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