Disposal of wastes is now a largely the domain of sanitarians and public health engineers. However, health professionals need to have a basic knowledge of the subject since improper disposal of wastes constitutes a health hazard. Further the health professional may be called to give in some special situations, such as camp sanitations or coping with waste disposal problems when there is a disruption or breakdown of community health services in natural disasters1. Objectives: To assess the knowledge score of women regarding household waste management. To assess the attitude score of women regarding household waste management. To find out the significant association of knowledge and attitude score of women with selected demographic variables. To find out the correlation between the levels of knowledge and attitude of women regarding household waste management. Materials and methods: A Non-experimental, descriptive study was conducted in urban population of Patna. The study sample consisted of total 150 women of 21-65 years of age. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics and presented through tables and figures. Results: Findings revealed that maximum number of women (64%) had adequate knowledge regarding household waste management and maximum women (53.34%) had positive attitude regarding household waste management. Variables: age, marital status, religion, types of family, number of people live in the house, educational status, employment status, family’s monthly income (in Rs.) were found to have relationship with knowledge and attitude of women regarding household waste management. The present study was limited to sample size of 150 women. Conclusions: The overall study finding has shown that maximum women had adequate knowledge and positive attitude regarding household waste management. Still a significant percentage of women were lacking the knowledge and attitude regarding household waste management which indicates the necessity of imparting the knowledge regarding household waste management. Present study recommends the future study should be replicated on a large sample size to generalize the findings.
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Sangita Singh. A Study to assess the Knowledge and Attitude of women regarding household waste management in Urban population of Patna. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(3): 318-324. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00072.3