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IP International Journal of Aesthetic and Health Rejuvenation


Effectiveness of school based educational Program on knowledge and attitude regarding personal hygiene among primary school going children of selected Govt. and private school


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Article Type : Review Article

Author Details: Kalpana B. Joshi*

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 41

Article End Page : 44


Abstract

Introduction: Personal hygiene related to cleanness. Proper knowledge and practice of personal hygiene plays critical role in avoiding communicable disease and benefits for primary school children to enjoy healthy and practice school life. Attitude regarding personal hygiene refers to positive behavior towards personal hygiene that improves health and prevents lot of diseases.
Objectives: objectives of this study was to assess the effectiveness of school based education program knowledge and attitude regarding personal hygiene among primary school going children of selected Govt. and Private schools and compare knowledge score and attitude score regarding personal hygiene among primary school going children of selected Govt. and Private school.
Materials and Methods: Research design adopted for the study was Pre – experimental design. The setting of the study was at Govt. Primary school Amlidih, and Jyoti vidya mandir, Kawardha, Chhattisgarh.
 Population in the study was Primary school going children [8–12 year] who were studying at Govt. and primary school (Jyoti vidya mandir) at Kabirdham. In this study the sample size was 60 [Govt. school -30, Private school– 30]. The sampling technique was Systematic random sampling technique.
Results: Govt. school among primary school going children were pre test Mean score was 1.80 & Standard deviation was 0.6 and in post test Mean score was 17.40 & Standard Deviation was 1.22& paired ‘’t’’ value of ‘’t’’ =71 .68 . Degree of freedom 29 and level of significant [2-tailed] 0.001.
Govt. school going children were pretest,mean score was 2.40, and standard deviation 0.49, and in post test mean score was 48.53 and standard deviation was 3.69 and paired ‘’t’’ value 66.28, degree of freedom 29 and level of significant 0.001.
Private school going children were pretest mean 2.00 and standard deviation 0.74 and in post test mean 16.93 and standard deviation 2.03, and paired ‘’t ‘’ value 39. 90, degree of freedom 29 and level of significant 0.001. private school going children were pre test mean 2.70, and standard deviation 0.46, and in post test mean 49.23 and standard deviation 5.41 and paired ‘’t’’ value 48.54, degree of freedom 29 and level of significant 0.001.

Keywords: School based education programme, Children, and personal hygiene.