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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding the Silicosis among the Workers Working in Selected Stone Industries at Bharatpur

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 1)

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Page : 1465-1467

Keywords : Knowledge; silicosis; stone industries;

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"Pneumono ultramicroscopic silicovolcanoconiosis" is the disease with world's lengthiest name. It is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs. This condition is normally known as Silicosis. Silicosis has been a human scourge since antiquity. In 1870, Visconti introduced the term silicosis, derived from Latin silex, or flint. The research approach used for the study was an explorative approach one group pretest and posttest quasi experimental design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding silicosis among industrial workers in selected stone industries in Bharatpur. Random sampling is a probability sampling which involves selection process stone industries in Bharatpur. The analysis of level of knowledge of subjects regarding silicosis shows that in the pretest 23 (38.33%) subjects had inadequate knowledge, 14 (23.33%) subjects had adequate knowledge, 23 (38.33%) subjects had good knowledge. Where as in post test 19 (31.66%) subjects had good knowledge and 41 (68.33%) subjects had very good knowledge regarding silicosis. The calculated "t" value (t59=15.623) was greater than the table value at 0.001 level of significance. Therefore, the research hypothesis H1 was accepted at 0.001 level of significance, association between pretest knowledge and selected baseline variables shows that there was significant association between pretest knowledge and gender (pless than0.05). There was no significant association between pretest knowledge and other variables such as age, marital status, education, years of experience, monthly income, section of working and awareness regarding silicosis (pgreater than0.05).

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