EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING MANAGEMENT OF MINOR AILMENTS AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN
Background: Suffering from minor ailments is the most frequent episode in childhood experiences. A productive and energetic population cannot grow from unhealthy children who are chronically affected by repeated minor ailments.
Method: An evaluative study using one group pretest posttest design was conducted among 30 school children of 9th class in a selected school of Udupi taluk, Karnataka to assess the knowledge of school children regarding the management of minor ailments and to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding management of minor ailments.
Results: Majority of children 17 (56 .7 %) had average knowledge in the pretest and only 4(13.3%) children had poor knowledge. There was a significant difference between the mean pretest and posttest knowledge scores on management of minor ailments among school children which indicated that the structured teaching programme on management of minor ailments was found to be effective(t= 9.702, P<0.05).
Conclusion: The study concluded that the teaching programme was effective in bringing the desired changes in the knowledge of the school children.
Keywords:structured teaching programme - knowledge of school children - management of minor ailments
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