Abstract
EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF HABITUAL SPITTING AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN'S (7 -10 YEARS), IN SELECTED SCHOOLS OF NAMMAKKAL DISTRICT

Mrs.S.Revathi*., Manjula devi.C., AthiraVenugopal., Joshpine Parimala.I., Divya Bharathi.D., Surya Prabha.N., Ramu.S., Saravana Bala.I.

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Context: Habitual spitting increases the risk of transmitting the disease, especially since a large fraction of the population already hosts the disease. Hence this study was aimed to provide knowledge regarding the health effects of habitual spitting among the school children‟s. Methods: Quasi experimental research design, where one group pre and post Test was adopted Total 30 school children's fulfilling the inclusion were recruited and enrolled in the study at Nathamedu Government Primary school Namakkal (Dt). Out of 30 school children's selected by stratified random sampling technique. Structured teaching was given regarding the health effects of habitual spitting, totally 30 school children's were taught for one hour, Level of knowledge was measured by structured knowledge Questionnaire before and after structured teaching programme. Results: It was revealed that the pre test mean score was 6.6(33%) and the post test mean score was 13.4 (67%) which shows the difference of 34% in the level of knowledge regarding the health effects of habitual spitting. The calculated„t‟ value for the level of knowledge was 13.95. It depicts that the structured teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge regarding the health effects of habitual spitting among school children‟s. Conclusion: It was statistically identified that the structured teaching programme was effective in improving the level of knowledge regarding the health effects of habitual spitting among school children's (7 -10 years).

Keywords: Habitual spitting, Knowledge, Structured teaching programme, Health effects, School children.


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