Effectiveness of Planned Health Teaching on Awareness of Ill Effects of Tobacco Consumption and its Impact on Quality of Life among the adults of selected Slum Area, Pune City
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As early as I B.C. tobacco is used for religious and medicinal practices. Later it is proved that continuous use of tobacco in any form has ill effect and direct impact on epidemic and lethal effect on human health. 1985 lung cancer become first killer disease. United States centre's for disease control andprevention describes tobacco use as the single most important preventable risk to human health in developed countries and an important cause of premature death.
To evaluate the effectiveness of Planned Health teaching on ill effects of tobacco consumption and its impact on Quality of life and to correlate with the selected socio-demographic variables.
quasi experimental one group per test post test design was adopted for the study
Urban slum community area of Tadiwala Road, Pune.
60 adults were selected by simple random sampling technique
All participants were given a questionnaire related to demographic data, two semi structured questionnaire regarding the knowledge about ill effects of tobacco consumption and its impact on quality of life. After obtaining the informed consent pre test done, which took 30 minutes, planned health teaching done. Post test done with the same tool after 7 days of the intervention
The findings shows that the pre test score of awareness of ill effects of tobacco consumption, 65% of them are aware of availability and forms of tobacco in use but the ill effects and its impact on quality of life was poor, 30% had average knowledge and 5% had good Knowledge. Comparison of the knowledge score of pre test and post test after the planned teaching shows significant increase in the knowledge regarding ill effects of tobacco consumption (P < 0.05). Comparison of the knowledge score of pre test and post test after the planned teaching shows highly significant increase in the knowledge regarding ill effects of tobacco consumption on quality of life. (P < 0.001), There was a positive relationship between knowledge level and the demographic variables such as age, gender, marital status, education, occupation, economic status (P < 0.01).
After the awareness program the community people got adequate knowledge about ill effects of tobacco chewing. Ten percentage of the study population decided to get rid of this habit of use of mishree Which is most popularly used by females.
Awareness, ill effects, tobacco consumption, impact, quality of life.