Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of tuberculosis
Author(s): Rajni Thakur
Abstract: Diseases like tuberculosis, asthma, allergy, and continuous belong to fever, while backache, body ache, stomach pain, gastric trouble. Although the potential of above diseases exists among beedi workers, little information is available about health hazards of beedi workers and not yet fully understood. A Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of tuberculosis among beedi workers, 60 beedi workers selected by purposive sampling technique, Data was collected by administering a structured knowledge questionnaire by the investigator before and after the planned teaching program. Post-test was conducted after six days. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result showed that there is significant difference in the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of the beedi workers. There was marked gain in knowledge after the PTP. The mean pre-test knowledge score was 7.70 and the post-test knowledge score was 14.48. The mean knowledge score of post-test is much higher than the pre-test score.