Effectiveness of Health Education Programme on Knowledge Regarding Hepatitis A and E among AdultsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2018-07-05
Authors : Geetika Kashyap; Jansi K;
Page : 947-950
Keywords : Hepatitis A and E; Knowledge; Health Education Programme;
Hepatitis A and E are highly prevalent epidemc diseases in India which occur due to the feacal contamination of drinking water. The disease has great burden over the society. The only preventive method is boiling the water, use of hygeinic measures practices, proper disposal of excreta, early diagnosis and treatment. Hence people must be aware about the disease its prevention and treatment. In the present study the researcher chose samples using non randomized control group pre-test post-test design. Samples were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique. The sample size was (60) 30 in experimental and 30 in control group the adults were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique. Each participant was interviewed for 30 minutes for filling the structured knowledge questionnaires regarding Hepatitis A and E. The findings revealed significant difference in the between pre-test and post-test knowledge scores in experimental group only (t=18.58, pless than0.001) Hence the present study findings revealed that the health education programme was effective in improving knowledge. So it is recommended that awareness raising programs could be beneficial for prevention of hepatitis A and E.
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