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Abstract

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERVENTIONAL PROGRAMS ON KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE REGARDING WASH INTERVENTION AMONG SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AT SELECTED COMMUNITY AREAS, KOLLAM

*Safarina Mary C. and Sheeja S.

ABSTRACT

A preexperimental onegroup study was done to assess the effectiveness of interventional programs on knowledge and practice regarding WASH intervention among school age children at selected community areas, Kollam. The objectives of the study were to assess the effectiveness of interventional programs on knowledge regarding WASH intervention among school age children at selected community areas, Kollam, to assess the effectiveness of interventional programs on practice regarding WASH intervention among school age children, to find out the association between pretest knowledge score among school age children with selected demographic variables, to find out the association between pretest practice score among school age children with selected demographic variables, and to find out the correlation between knowledge and practice score on WASH intervention among school age children. Quantitative research approach was used with pre experimental one group pre and post test design. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 100 sample studying in 4th standard and residing in Eravipuram and Pallithottam who met the inclusion criteria. Structured teaching program, hand washing and well chlorination demonstration were given as intervention. Pre and post test was conducted by structured knowledge questionnaire, and practice check list. The data analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result revealed that there was statistically significant difference between pre and post test knowledge and practice score regarding WASH intervention among school age children at p < 0.05. This study implies that by providing knowledge and practice regarding WASH intervention, infectious disease among school children can be minimised.

Keywords: Effectiveness; Interventional programs; Knowledge; Practice; WASH Intervention; School age children.


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