Knowledge and Attitude regarding Health Awareness among Primary School Children of Government School at Kheda district

Authors

  • Shivani Patel
  • Heli Patel
  • Priyanka Nai
  • Mili Patel
  • Toral Charel
  • Sahil Panjavani
  • Prakruti Patel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S09.177

Keywords:

Assess, Knowledge, Attitude, Health awareness, primary school, children, Government.

Abstract

Introduction: Personal hygiene is the technique of keeping one's own body clean. Personal cleanliness and good sanitary habits play a significant role in elements that relate to healthy living and the reduction of disease-related risks in primary school children.Health education about crucial aspects of personal hygiene and environment hygiene should be delivered in schools.Poor hygiene habits are a serious issue in underdeveloped nations. Diseases associated to hygiene and sanitation are a major burden in underdeveloped countries, making many children sick and even killing them.This study is projected for investigation of the prevalence of health awareness among primary school children. The goal of this study was to evaluate children’s present level of knowledge and behavior about hand washing, bathing, brushing teeth, and taking care of their nails and hair.
Material And Methods: The sample size consisted of 100 primary school children of Government schools at Kheda district. Data were collected by Demographic data sheet, structured questionnaire and Structure Teaching Programme. The Knowledge and attitude Assessment Tool was administered to patients. Time taken by each respondent for filling the questionnaire was average 10-15 minutes. Demographic variables analyzed using frequency and percentage.The data were analyzed by structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale
Result: In our study out of 100 samples 02 (02%) sample had obtained poor knowledge scores ranging inadequate (<50%), while 96 (96%) sample had obtained average knowledge scores moderately adequate (50-75%) and only 4 (4%) sample had obtained Adequate (>75%) scores. It can be revealed that 96 (96%) sample had obtained moderately knowledge scores. Out of 100 samples 79 (79%) sample had obtained poor attitude scores ranging below 13 and 12 (21%) sample had obtained average attitude scores ranging between 13 to 15. It can be revealed that 79 (79%) samples had obtained poor attitude scores (unfavorable). There was poor correlation between knowledge and attitude (r-0.477) regarding health awareness among primary school children’s.
Conclusion: The purpose of present study is to a descriptive research study to assess the effectiveness of structure teaching programmeon knowledge and attitude regarding health awareness among primary school children at government schools of kheda district. And according to our study knowledge and attitude regarding health awareness among primary school children is average.

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Published

2022-11-17

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Shivani Patel, Heli Patel, Priyanka Nai, Mili Patel, Toral Charel, Sahil Panjavani, & Prakruti Patel. (2022). Knowledge and Attitude regarding Health Awareness among Primary School Children of Government School at Kheda district. Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 1466–1472. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S09.177

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