Even though proper hand washing is the most effective and easiest way to prevent many diseases, unfortunately many people do not practice hand washing correctly. The worldwide Global Hand Washing Day campaign which targets school children as the most effective agents for behavior change is both evidence of this problem and an attempt to address it. In this study the researcher Aimed: to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on hand washing techniques to prevent gastrointestinal infections among school going children. Research design: adopted for this study was quasi experimental design, samples for the study was selected through convenient sampling technique. Total sample size for the study was 100. Pre-test was done to the subjects in both group and Experimental group subjects received structured teaching programme regarding hand washing techniques to prevent gastrointestinal infections. Control group subjects do not received any special interventions. On the seventh day from the pre-test researcher took post-test among subjects in both the group to assess the effectiveness of the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on hand washing techniques to prevent gastrointestinal infections. Data collected were analyzed with the help of descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Mean post-test score in experimental and control group was 25.72 and 13.71 respectively. The mean difference score was 12.01. The standard deviation scores in experimental group was 2.170 and for control group 9.131. The ‘t’ value was 59.524 which was statistically significant at the ‘P’ value 0.000. Conclusion: This study imposes importance of suitable health teaching intervention through proper structure to the school children, for enhancement concerning hand hygiene among them, all over the country.
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Meena Rani, Sathish Rajamani, Renu Rani. A Quasi-experimental Study to assess the effectiveness of Structured teaching programme on hand washing techniques to prevent Gastrointestinal infections among school going children in selected school Ludhiana, Punjab. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):37-41. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00009.0
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