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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2454-2660(Online), 2347-8640(Print)
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Respiratory Infection among Balwadi Teachers in Selected Community at Coimbatore District
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Associate Professor, RVS College of Nursing, Coimbatore
An experimental study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of training module regarding knowledge and health practice for prevention of respiratory infection among Balwadi teachers in selected community at Coimbatore district. A sample of 15 Balwadi teachers were chosen through Convenient Sampling Technique. The conceptual frame work was adopted from Ludwig von Bertanlanfy systems theory (1968). A Structured Questionnaire was used to collect the data which consists of 3 parts, part I include demographic Characteristics, Part II include 15 items for the assessment of Knowledge and 10 items for the assessment of healthy practice. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics were used to analyze the data. The study reveals that before the intervention, the mean Knowledge score were 57.33% and after the intervention the mean score had increased to 84%. In the aspect of health Practice before intervention the mean practice score were 59.3% and after intervention the practice score were 92% ; which shows both the Knowledge ( t= 12.39, df=14, p=0.05) and health Practice score (t=15.84, df=14, p=0.05) had increased significantly after the intervention. The study concludes that training module were effective .
Respiratory infection, Balwadi teachers, Knowledge, Health practice, Training module
Nisha. S. Respiratory Infection among Balwadi Teachers in Selected Community at Coimbatore District. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(3): July- Sept. 2014; Page 196-198.
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