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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 207) Last page : ( 209)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00047.9

Effectiveness of child to child approach and knowledge on personal hygiene among peer group students of selected upper primary school, Kollam

Ms. George Ancy D1, Ms Ram R Anupama1, Ms. Joy Sheeba1, Ms Simon Sneha1, Mrs. Thomas Soly2,*

1Third Year B. Sc Nursing Students, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam

2Nursing Tutor, Department of Child Health Nursing, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam

*Corresponding Author E-mail: solylijo@yahoo.com

Online published on 21 August, 2018.

Abstract

Child to child approach is an application with in the field of child development that allows the child to make their own choices and establish their own ideas towards promoting competent communication and learning. Child to child approach to health education is innovative simple cost effective participatory approach that makes use of potentials of children to maximize the spread of health message1. The aim of the study were to evaluate the effectiveness of child-child approach regarding personal hygiene among peer group of upper primary classes, to assess the knowledge regarding personal hygiene among peer group of upper primary classes, to find out the association between child to child approach among peer group students of upper primary school children and its demographic variables’. A quantitative approach, one group pretestposttest research design was used. The sample comprised of 70 upper primary school children, where 60 students were selected as experimental group through purposive sampling, 10 students selected as trainee group through convenient sampling. The tools used for the data collection was self-structured questionnaire and booklet containing practices regarding personal hygiene. Validity of the tool has obtained from two pediatricians and three nursing experts. The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study were based on objectives. Out of 60 students, the pretest result showed 13(21.6%), 42(70%) and 5(8.3%) were having high knowledge, moderate knowledge and poor knowledge simultaneously. The mean score of posttest is greater than pretest so the child to child approach among personal hygiene is effective in upper primary school children. The association between the level of knowledge with selected demographic variables such as age, number of siblings, location of house, economic status of family, educational qualification of mother had no significant association at the level of 0.05(t value=0.8114).

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Keywords

Evaluate effectiveness, child to child approach, peer group, experimental group.

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