Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A study to assess the effectiveness of health awareness programme on knowledge regarding selected health promotive behaviors among traffic police personnel in Mysuru city



Address:   Mrs. Priyaranjani. N1*, Prof. Sheela Williams2
1II year M. Sc. Nursing, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru
2Principal cum Professor and HOD, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2015.00015.0

ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Occupational environment plays a major role on the health of the exposed. The health hazards get more severe when the duration of exposure increases. Traffic police personnel are more exposed to various health hazards. But their nature of duty has more bearing on their deteriorating health. Some of the risks can not be avoided by these personnel but can boost up their health through proper health management. By inculcating health promotive behaviors among traffic police personnel we can help them in improving their quality of life. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of health awareness programme on knowledge regarding selected health promotive behaviors among traffic police personnel in Mysuru city. Methods: The research design selected for this study was Pre-experimental - One group pre test post test design. A pre test observation of the dependent variables is made before implementation of the treatment to the selected group, the treatment is administered, and finally a post test observation of dependent variables is carried out to assess the effect of treatment on the group. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the traffic police personnel for the study. Results: The result of the study revealed that health awareness programme on selected health promotive behaviours was effective in increasing the knowledge of traffic police personnel regarding selected health promotive behaviours as evidenced by computed paired ‘t’ test which was statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance( t (99) = 1.99; p>0.05). Conclusion: Thus it was concluded that the health awareness programme on selected health promotive behaviours was effective in increasing the knowledge of traffic police personnel regarding selected health promotive behaviours. The study findings stresses the increasing responsibility of health professionals in planning and implementing various educational strategies to improve the knowledge of traffic police personnel regarding health promotive behaviours which in turn helps to reduce the risk of various occupationally exposed health problems.
KEYWORDS:
Health awareness programme, health promotive behaviours, traffic police personnel.
Cite:
Priyaranjani. N, Sheela Williams. A study to assess the effectiveness of health awareness programme on knowledge regarding selected health promotive behaviors among traffic police personnel in Mysuru city. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 3(3):July-Sept., 2015; Page 321-324.
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