A Study to assess the Effectiveness of an Information Booklet in Terms of Knowledge and Practice regarding Preventive Aspects of selected Occupational Hazards among Workers working in selected Chemical Factories of Vadodara District of Gujarat State
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Background of the Study
Occupational worker is a precious gift which has a lot of potentials with one which can be the best resource for the nation if developed and utilize well. Healthy worker make healthy occupational environment. There is a close relationship between unhealthy worker to a worsened future of the industry.
AIMS and Objectives
The aim of the study to assess the effectiveness of informational booklet on knowledge and practice regarding preventive aspects of selected occupational hazards among the workers working in selected chemical factories of Vadodara district.
Material and Methods
Pre experimental one group pre test post-test research design, and a non probability convenient sampling technique was adopted to achieve the goal of the study. The tool consists of three parts. First part consists of demographic data of the sample and the second part consists of structured knowledge questionnaires and third part include practice checklist regarding preventive aspects of selected occupational hazards. The sample was 150workers working in selected chemical factories of Vadodara district.
The collected data was tabulated and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. In the pretest knowledge mean score was 9.54 and post test mean score 23.40. The post test level of knowledge mean score is significantly greater than the pre test knowledge mean score. The ‘t’ value 113.73 is more than tabulated value at 0.05 level of significance. In the pretest practice mean score was 3.97 and post test mean score 11.94. The post test level of practice mean score is significantly greater than the pre test practice mean score. The ‘t’ value 63.40 is more than tabulated value at 0.05 level of significance.
According to the calculation of both pre test and post test score study reveals that there was improvement in knowledge and practice level of workers regarding preventive aspects of selected occupational hazard after administrating the informational booklet on knowledge and practice of preventive aspects of selected occupational hazards. Hence it indicates that the informational booklet was effective.
Knowledge, Practice, Effectiveness, Informational Booklet, Workers.