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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 399) Last page : ( 402)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00085.0

Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practices of oral Hygiene among School Children

 Renuka1, Dr. Thakur Krishna2

1Assistant Professor, Kular College of Nursing, Kishangarh

2Professor, Gian Sagar College of Nursing, Banur

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

A Pre-experimental study was conducted in the selected schools, Punjab. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on knowledge and practices of oral hygiene among school children. A total 100 school children between age group 12–16 years and selected by the purposive sampling technique. Pre test was conducted to evaluate the existing knowledge and practices among school children regarding oral hygiene, same day Planned teaching programme was given and after 7th day post test was conducted. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics and presented through tables and figures. The existing knowledge on oral hygiene among school children was average as findings showed that existing knowledge Majority of the school children 77% had average knowledge and the remaining 23% had good knowledge and no one had the poor knowledge regarding oral hygiene among school children. Majority of the school children 67% had unhealthy practice and the remaining 33% had healthy practice and in practice 2 Majority of the school children 70% had poor practice and the remaining 40% had good practice regarding oral hygiene among school children. The mean post-test knowledge (Mean±SD) 24.24±4.714 was significantly higher than the mean pre-test 13.05±3.546 score, t = 23.099, p<0.05 level. The mean post-test practice 1 (regarding oral hygiene) (Mean±SD) 47.86±6.462 was significantly higher than the mean pre-test 37.60±5.805score, t = 23.122, p<0.05 level. The mean post-test practice 2 (brushing technique) (Mean±SD) 7.94±1.613was significantly higher than the mean pre-test 4.85±1.336score, t = 17.290p<0.05 level. The planned teaching programme proved to be effective in increasing the knowledge and practices regarding oral hygiene among school children of selected schools.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Practice, Oral Hygiene, Planned teaching Programme, School children.

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