EFFECT OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION ON KNOWLEDGE OF SELECTED VECTOR BORNE DISEASES AMONG THE SELF HELP GROUPS
The study is conducted to assess the effect of community participation on knowledge of selected vector borne diseases among the self help groups. The sample include eight self help groups having 10 members each, with 40 in the experimental and control group each. Research approach was quantitative-evaluative approach and design used was quasi experimental pre test post test control group design. The study was carried out in two phases. In the first phase, the health teaching by the researcher was given to selected members of self help groups with a duration of 45 minutes and in the phase 2, these trained members gave health teaching to the other members of the self help groups. A leaflet was given to the control group. The post test knowledge was assessed over a period of 7 to 9 days after the intervention in both the phases. The community participation has found to be effective with a p value of.001. The study concluded that the community participation was effective in terms of knowledge gain.
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