A study to evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding personal hygiene among primary School going children in Zilha Parished school Odhagaon, Nashik
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India is one the largest developing countries in the world, it contributes 15% of the school going children. The future of the nation’s rests on the children’s hand who becomes future citizens and leaders tomorrow. Hygiene is the sciences of health and its maintance. Hygiene status of children is an index of national investment in the development of its manpower.
Material and Methods
A Non-experimental descriptive research study was conducted using pre test post test design. A total of 50 primary school going children was selected through the Non probability purposive sampling technique to assess the knowledge regarding personal hygiene in Zilha Parished school of Odhagaon, Nashik. The structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. The data was analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics was used.
Study revealed that 20% of the participants belong to the 1st std, 30% belongs to the 2nd std and 24% belongs to the 3rd std and 26% belongs to the 4th std. 52% were male children and 48% were female children. As per religion 50% were Hindu, 10% were Muslim 20% were Christian children and 10% were other cast children were selected for the study. Pre test score shows that 36% have good knowledge, 40% have average knowledge and 66% have poor knowledge. The and standard deviation of pre test knowledge score was 14 and 4 respectively. After planned teaching programme post test score was increases. The post test score shows that good knowledge score was 58% and 42% have average knowledge. The association of pre test knowledge score with selected demographic variables shows significant association at 0.05 level of significant. Paired t test was used to find the effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding personal hygiene among primary school going children and it was effective.
After planned teaching programme post test score was increased. It indicates planned teaching was effective.
Evaluate, Personal Hygiene, Primary school going children, Zilha Parished school.