A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practice regarding Swine Flu among High School Students in Selected School of Visnagar City
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Health Economic Swine influenza was first proposed to be a disease related to human influenza during the 1918 flu pandemic, when pigs became sick at the same time as humans. The first identification of an influenza virus as a cause of disease in pigs occurred about 10 years later, in 1930. “Swine flu is a contagious respiratory disease that affects & has common outbreaks with pigs.” Respiratory infection commonly present in winter season, it spreads from droplet transmission. It shows symptoms like; Fever, Cold, Running nose, Sore throat, Headache. “Swine flu is a respiratory illness cause by the influenza virus.”
A quantitative approach using pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design
50 People high school students. were selected by using Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique in Visnagar city
Structure Teaching Programme was given to the High school students
Self Structured Questionnaire and self structured check list was used to assess the level of Knowledge and practice regarding swine flu of High school students
In this study overall the highest percentage in the demographic data including the Age 44% (15–16 year), Gender 62% (Male) Religion 90% (Hindu), Types of Family 60% (Nuclear), source of information about swine flu 46%(peer group), Area of Residency 52% (City), standard of study 30% (9th standard). The mean post-test Knowledge score (12.78) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (7.02). The calculated “T” value (16.41) was greater than the table value (2.00) at 0.05 level of significance. The mean post-test practice score (8.46) was higher than the mean pre-test practice score (4.24). The calculated “T” value (17.94) was greater than the table value (2.00) at 0.05 level of significance. The structure teaching programme was effective in increasing the Knowledge and practice regarding swine flu. Chi-square test to associate the level of knowledge and practice with the selected demographic variable
The findings of the study indicate that structure teaching Programme is effective in increase knowledge and practice regarding swine flu of the High school students.
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