A Pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding personal hygiene among children in govt. primary school Budhera, Gurgaon
Anoop Masih Sandhu and Pawan Kumar
Hygiene: Is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.
Hygiene is a concept related to cleanliness, health and medicine, as well as to personal and professional care practices related to most aspects of living. In medicine and in home (domestic) and everyday life settings, hygiene practices are employed as preventative measures to reduce the incidence and spreading of disease. In the manufacture of food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and other products, good hygiene is a key part of quality assurance i.e. ensuring that the product complies with microbial specifications appropriate to its use. The terms cleanliness (or cleaning) and hygiene are often used interchangeably, which can cause confusion. In general, hygiene mostly means practices that prevent spread of disease-causing organisms. Since cleaning processes (e.g., hand washing) remove infectious microbes as well as dirt and soil, they are often the means to achieve hygiene.
To assess the pretest level of knowledge regarding personal hygiene in the school going children of primary school.
To assess the post-test level of knowledge regarding personal hygiene in the school going children of primary school.
To find out association with selected socio-demographic variables and level of knowledge.
Material and Methods
Pre experimental design was used to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding personal hygiene in school going children of Govt. primary school at Budhera. Simple Random sampling technique was used to select 60 students of govt. primary school, Budhera. Informed written consent was taken from each student.
Result: The finding of the study revealed that pre-test knowledge was 8.88 and post-test knowledge was 15.05.
Administration of planned teaching programme on personal hygiene was effective in improving the knowledge about personal hygiene among students of govt. primary school.
Anoop Masih Sandhu, Pawan Kumar. A Pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding personal hygiene among children in govt. primary school Budhera, Gurgaon. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2020;2(1):16-18. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2020.v2.i1a.29