International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015


Efficacy of Planned Teaching on Knowledge Regarding Hazards of Open Defecation among People Residing at Rural Area

Amar Paleriya | Asha Khobragade [5] | Vinay Gawali [4]


Abstract: Elimination of waste is one of the basic needs of human beings. Unhygienic practices may affect the persons general appearance, body image and may also leads to several infections. It increases the susceptibility to various infections affecting mostly the Intugumentry and gastro-intestinal system. Aim of study was to assess the efficacy of planned teaching on knowledge regarding hazards of open defecation. Methodology- Descriptive Evaluatory approach with one group pre test post test research design was used. at rural area of vardha districts Maharashtra. sample size was 60 rural people. non probability convenient sampling technique. Results-In this study 33.3 % of them were educated upto primary, 31.7 % were secondary educated, 13.3 % were educated upto higher secondary and illiterates respectively and only 8.3 % of them were graduates.26.7 % of them were residing in Kaccha house, 21.7 % were residing in Semipakka house and 51.7 % were residing in Pakka house.63.3 % of them were belonging to joint families and 36.7 % belonging to nuclear families. There was no significant relationship with demographic variables. The tabulated value for n=60-1 i. e 59 degrees of freedom was 2.00. The calculated value was 53.14 respectively for the knowledge regarding hazards of open defecation. The calculated z value is much higher than the tabulated value at 5 % level of significance which is statistically acceptable level of significance. Conclusion - planned teaching on the knowledge regarding hazards of open defecation were effective among the people residing in selected rural area of Maharashtra.


Keywords: Planned Teaching, Knowledge, Open Defecation, Rural Area


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,


Pages: 165 - 170


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