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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 35) Last page : ( 38)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00009.X

A Study to Assess the Knowledge of School Going, Children regarding Road Safety Measures, in Selected School, at Mangalagiri, Guntur District, A.P.

Hithasri Mannem Lakshmi1,*, Theresa Pedapalli. Latha2, Sindhu Banne.1, Nikhitha Karem.1, Mounika S. Jagadeeswari1

1B. Sc (N) Final Year Student, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

2Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur

*Corresponding Author E-mail: hithasri99@gmail.com

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

The child is the most precious possession of mankind, most loved and perfect in its innocence. Children are to be cared and protected from environmental hazards. Accidents do not just happen; they are the result of thoughtfulness, carelessness, neglect and momentary lack of concentration. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of school going children regarding road traffic accidents [RTA] and to associate the level of knowledge with their demographic variable.

Materials and methods

A Quantitative approach and descriptive design was used to assess the knowledge of school going regarding RTA in selected school in April 2018. Total hundred male and female school going children studying fifth, sixth and seventh classes were selected by convenient sampling technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data.

Results

The data was computed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of the study revealed that, majority of the participants i.e 22% of them had inadequate knowledge, 63% of them had moderately adequate knowledge and least of 15% of them had adequate knowledge with a mean and standard deviation of 18.78±4.81. Chi-square had showed association between the knowledge of the mother's occupation [χ2=22.24] and sources of information [χ2 =34.61].

Conclusion

The majority of school of the school children had moderately adequate knowledge regarding road safety measures. Hence requires education on road safety measures.

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Keywords

Knowledge, School Going Children, Road Safety Measures.

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