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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practices of Mothers Regarding Worm Infestation among School age Children (6-12 Years) in Order to Develop Health Education Pamphlet in a Selected Rural Community, Bangalore.
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Lecturer, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences College of Nursing, Sreepuram, Narketpally, Nalgonda (Dist), Andhra Pradesh - 508254
Worm infestation is one of the major health problems in developing India. It mainly affects the children, which may deteriorate their health status. Though it affects health badly it is easily preventable. Descriptive survey approach and Descriptive and co relational design was used for the above study. And a modified structured interview schedule was prepared focusing on the level of knowledge and practices of mothers. In This study 100 mothers of school age children were selected by simple random sampling technique. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results and interpretations: Majority of the mothers had moderately adequate knowledge (65%) and moderate practices (72%) regarding worm infestations. There was a positive correlation (r = 0.482) between knowledge and practices of mothers regarding worm infestations. There was statistically significant association found between level of knowledge and demographic variables such as age, education and monthly income of the family. There was statistically significant association found between level of practices and demographic variables such as education and occupation. Conclusion: Research hypotheses stated were accepted. It was concluded that there is a need to improve the knowledge and practices with regard to prevention of worm infestation. Hence, health education pamphlet was prepared.
Mothers; worm infestation; School age children; Health education pamphlet.
Swarajyam Y. A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practices of Mothers Regarding Worm Infestation among School age Children (6-12 Years) in Order to Develop Health Education Pamphlet in a Selected Rural Community, Bangalore. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 1(1): Jan.-March 2011; Page 28-30.
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