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A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Knowledge Regarding Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Males and Females in the Age Group 18-40 Years in Selected Urban Area Boileauganj, Shimla (H.P) in the Year 2018-19

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 3)

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Page : 1110-1113

Keywords : Information booklet; Pulmonary Tuberculosis;

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Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacterium usually attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. In India awareness of tuberculosis is centered on the extent of people’s knowledge regarding the most important facts about the disease. Most of the people are not fully knowledgeable about the disease. Knowledge about the cause, symptoms, transmission, prevention, Medications, dietary patterns, Life style and hygienic practices are still required to a large extent in the country to reduce its severity. So information booklet was developed and administered to improve the knowledge of general population regarding Pulmonary Tuberculosis. OBJECTIVE The study was conducted with an objective to evaluate the effectiveness of information booklet on Pulmonary Tuberculosis among males and females in the age group 18-40 years in selected Urban area, Boileauganj, Shimla. METHODOLOGY A pre experimental study was conducted in May 2019 in Urban area Boileauganj, Shimla. Sample of 60 males and females were selected using convenience sampling technique. Pre-test was conducted. Information Booklet regarding Pulmonary Tuberculosis was provided to samples. Then after seven days post-test was taken. Data was collected using self-structured questionnaire.The gathered data was analysed by calculating mean, median, mean percentage, mean difference, standard deviation, paired t-test to evaluate the effectiveness of Information booklet and chi square test to find association of knowledge with selected socio-demographic variables. RESULT The findings showed that post-test mean knowledge score regarding Pulmonary tuberculosis has statistically improved from 15.2±3.545 in pre-test to 20.15±3.085 in post-test. CONCLUSION The Information Booklet has improved post-interventional knowledge score of males and females in the age group of 18-40 years in Urban area Boileauganj,

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