Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme (PTP) on Prevention of Waterborne Diseases Among School Children

Vinish, V (2016) Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme (PTP) on Prevention of Waterborne Diseases Among School Children. International Journal of Current Research, 8 (2). pp. 26881-26885. ISSN 0975-833X

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Introduction: Access to healthful drinking water is a worrying health problem all around the globe. 2.5 billion children are affected with diarrhoea every year in South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. In India diarrhoea alone kills over 7,00,000 in one year. The objective of the study was to assess the potential of planned teaching programme (PTP) of knowledge on prevention of water borne disease among school children. Methods: The study adopted quasi experimental, one group pre-test post-test design. 60 children studying at Sri Venkatramana Hr. Primary School, Kulai, Mangalore were chosen by stratified random sampling technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire 34 questions consisted of two parts i) Personal characteristics and ii)knowledge questionnaire on waterborne diseases was used to collect data.Each item had a score of one for the best answer and zero for the wrong answer. Thus altogether there were a maximum score of 34. Results: Majority 60% of the participants were girls and 55% were at the age of 12 years.93.3% of the participants belong to Hindu religion. 46.7% of participant’s mother are daily wage earners and 33.3% father do private job. Among participants’ parents,40% of the mothers and 66.7% of the fathers have 5-10th standard education. 68.3% were from nuclear families and 63.3% depend on well as source of water. 86.7% using own latrines. The pre-test mean knowledge score (18.72) is greater than the post- test mean knowledge score (27.9) which indicate the effectiveness of intervention. Conclusion: The study concluded that planned teaching programme had a major role in developing knowledge of children on prevention of water borne diseases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness; Planned teaching programme; Water borne diseases; Children; Rural schoo
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 11:17
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 11:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145540

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