A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Child-To-Child Teaching Programme on Prevention of Hookworm Infestation among School Children in a Selected Rural Government School in Mysuru District Karnataka
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Worm infestation is a common childhood problem, which affects growth and development of children and has a close relationship with the socio demographic and ecological factors like poverty, illiteracy, poor personal and environmental hygiene. Parasite infestation with roundworm, hookworm and pinworm are the sources of severe morbidity in children as well as adults
The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of child-to-child teaching programme on prevention of hookworm infestation among school children in a selected rural government school in Mysuru district, Karnataka
A Pre-experimental One group pre test post test design was used and 50 school children were selected using Probability random sampling technique. Data were collected using a structured knowledge questionnaire. A child-to-child teaching programme was conducted for school children. The data were collected and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics
The results of the study revealed that the significance of difference between the mean pre test and mean post test knowledge scores which was statistically tested using paired ‘t’ test and it was found to be significant at 0.05 level of significance ‘t’= 26.7, p<0.05 and The results also depicted that knowledge of school children regarding prevention of hookworm infestation had partially association with their selected personal variables
It was concluded that child-to-child teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of school children regarding prevention of hookworm infestation among school children. Therefore the study recommends that, it is essential to organize health campaigns and child-to-child teaching programmes to enhance the knowledge regarding prevention of hookworm infestation among school children.
Hookworm infestation, Effectiveness, school children, Knowledge, child-to-child teaching programme.