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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 311) Last page : ( 312)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00056.9

A Study to Assess The Effectiveness of self Instructional Module on knowledge regarding Occupational health hazards among the workers working in selected Iron Factory in Dediyasana, Mehsana

Joshi Rajesh*

Assistant Professor, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Tal-Visnagar, Dist-Mehsana, (Gujarat)

*Corresponding Author's Email:

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Background

A healthy workforce is vital for sustainable social and economic development of country.1 Occupational health helps to prevent and control work related illness and injuries and create environment that foster and support health promoting activities.2

Aims and Objectives

To assess the existing knowledge regarding occupational health hazards among workers. To determine the effectiveness of Self instruction module. To compare the post test knowledge score of occupational health hazards with selected demographic variable.

Material and Methods

The data were collected from 50 workers working in Iron factories by purposive sampling techniques with the use structured questionnaire and one group pretest posttest design was used.

Result

Workers working in Iron factories had good knowledge with effectiveness of 36.27%. There was highly significant difference found between pretest and posttest knowledge scores and there was no significant association found between knowledge scores with demographic variables

Conclusion

SIM found to be effective in improving the knowledge of workers working in Iron factories.

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Keywords

SIM, and Occupational health hazards.

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