A Study to assess the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programe on knowledge regarding Vector Borne Diseases among the farmers of selected rural areas of Mehsana District
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A vector-borne disease is one in which the pathogenic micro-organism is transmitted from an infected individual to another individual by an arthropod or other agent, sometimes with other animals serving as intermediary hosts. Nearly half of the world's population is infected by vector-borne diseases, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. These "vector-borne" diseases include malaria, dengue fever, filaria, Kala-Azar, Chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis. Vector borne diseases (VBDs) account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding Vector borne diseases among the Farmers.
A quantitative approach using pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design.
100 Farmers were selected using Probability Simple random sampling technique in selected RURAL areas of Mehsana District.
Planned teaching programme was given to the Farmers.
Self Structured Questionnaire was used to assess the level of Knowledge of Farmers regarding Vector borne diseases.
In this study overall the highest percentage in the demographic data including the Age group 40% (Above 47), Gender 58% (Female), Marital status 75% (Married), Education 43% (Secondary), Occupation 40% (Self-employment), and Monthly income 35% (5001–10, 000), Type of family 43% (Joint Family), Type of House 62% (Pakka House), Previous knowledge 65% (Yes), The post-test Knowledge mean score (24.01 ± 3.65) higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (13.09± 4.00). The calculated ‘t’ value (25.07) was greater than the table value (1.98) at 0.05 level of significance. The planned teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of Farmers regarding Vector borne diseases.
The findings of the study revealed that planned teaching programme helps in improving knowledge regarding Vector borne diseases among the Farmers.
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