Introduction: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease known to have existed from ancient times. The disease has been perpetuated and maintained in the human population. It represents a dynamic balance between man and mycobacterium tubercle bacilli. Tuberculosis kills more people than any other infection and its importance is increasing with the global pandemic and emergence of drug resistance. Objectives: 1. To assess the pre-test & post-test knowledge score of adult peoples regarding prevention of tuberculosis. 2. To find out the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding prevention of tuberculosis on adult peoples. 3. To find out association between post-test knowledge score with selected demographic variables. H1: There is significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge scores among adult people regarding knowledge of prevention of tuberculosis. H2: There is significant association between knowledge of adult people regarding prevention of tuberculosis with selected demographic variables. Material and Method: In this research study an evaluative research approach with pre experimental design used. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the 60 sample of adult people and data collection was done. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics such as standard deviation, chi test and paired ‘t’ test. Result: In this research study the result show that the mean post test knowledge score (12.46) is higher than the mean pre-test knowledge (9.016). the comparison of pre test and post test knowledge score showed that there was a significant gain in knowledge scores of adult people after STP. The association between the post test knowledge score and socio demographic variables. The chi square value show that there is no significant association between the post test knowledge score and selected socio demographic variables such as Age, Gender, Occupation, Education, Sources of information, Religion, Types of family. Discussion: In this research study findings reveal that structure teaching programme is highly effective in improving knowledge of adult people regarding tuberculosis.
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Soha Patel. A Study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of Tuberculosis among the adult people in selected rural area at Gothava. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(3): 339-342. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00072.5
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