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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 211) Last page : ( 214)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00045.2

A Study to assess the Knowledge of Adults Regarding Importance of Sanitary Latrines in Basha Nagar Davangere with a view to Develop Pamphlet

Prof. Billalli S F1, Mr. Nagaraja B G2, Mr. Prasannakumar D R2,*

1Principal, Bapuji College of Nursing, Davangere

2Assistant Professor, Bapuji College of Nursing, Davangere

*Corresponding Author E-mail: prasanna.spb2@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.


Sanitation is one of the determinants of quality of life and human development index. Lack of sanitation and unhygienic practices facilitates the transmission of pathogens resulting in many potential diseases. The quality of life of people can be improved by safe disposal of human excreta. It is the paramount important for health and welfare and also for the social and environmental effect it may have in the community involved.


  1. To assess the knowledge of adults regarding the importance of sanitary latrine.

  2. To determine the effectiveness of pamphlet on knowledge regarding importance of sanitary latrine among Adults.

  3. To find the association between knowledge scores of adults and selected demographic variables.


A pre experimental one group pre test post test design was adopted to accomplish the objectives of the study. A sample of 30 adults was selected by using simple random sampling technique. The knowledge of adults on importance of sanitary latrine was determined by administering structured questionnaire.


Findings of the study revealed that the mean percentage of pretest knowledge score was 13.56 (45.22%) with the standard deviation of 3.74). After administration of pamphlet the mean post test knowledge sores found to be 21.32 (71.06%) with the standard deviation of 2.655. There was a statistically significant association between knowledge scores and the selected demographic variables such as age, gender, education and their occupation at 0.05 level of significance.


From the study findings, it is revealed that adults had poor knowledge regarding importance of sanitary latrine and they improved their knowledge after administration of pamphlet. Hence there is great need to impart awareness among adults.



knowledge, importance of sanitary latrine, adults.


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