A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PERSONAL HYGIENE AMONG THE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN A SELECTED GOVERNMENT SCHOOL AT ANDIPALAYAM, COIMBATORE


Dr.S.Mahalakshmi , Dr.S.Vijayalakshmi
Vice-Principal, Cherraans College of Nursing
Abstract
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM “A study to assess the level of knowledge regarding personal hygiene among primary school children in selected Government Primary School, Andipalayam, Coimbatore.” OBJECTIVES • To assess the level of knowledge regarding personal hygiene among primary school children. • To find the association between the level of knowledge regarding personal hygiene among primary school children in selected demographic variables. • To prepare the health education pamphlets to the children. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD A non-experimental research design was carried to find the knowledge regarding personal hygiene among primary school children studying in government primary school, Andipalayam. Checklist was prepared. Before collecting the data connect was obtained from each sample. Analysis was planned to be done by using descriptive statistics. RESULTS Regarding age of the sample, the age out of the 60 samples, 23(38.3%) of the children are age between 5-7 years and 37 (61.75%) of children are at the age between 8-10 years. Regarding standards of the children, 6 (10%) children are first standard, 14 (23.3%) children are second standard, 14 (23.3%) of children are third standard, 15 (25%) of children are fourth standard and 11 (13.3%) of children are fifth standard. Regarding the education of the father, 11(18.3%) of children father are illiterate, 27(45%) of children fathers are primary education,21(35%) of children fathers are secondary education and 1.7% children father are graduated. According to the education of the mother, 30 (5o%) children mothers are primary education, 20 (33.3%) children mothers are secondary education, 8 (13.3%) children mothers are illiterate, and 2(3.3%) children mothers are graduated. Regarding the occupation of the father, 41 (68.3%) children fathers are private employee and 2 (3.3%) children fathers are Government employee. According to the occupation of mother 23 (38.3%) children mothers are unemployment, 18(30%) children mothers are coolie, 10 (16.7%) children mothers are private employee and 9 (15%) children mothers are the government employee. According to the family monthly income 26 (43.3%) children family monthly income are Rs.3001-6000 and 26 (43.3%) children family monthly income are 6001-10000 and 8 (13.3%) children family monthly income are above Rs.10001. Regarding the religion the maximum 57 (95%) children are Hindus and 3(5%) children are Christians. According to the living area maximum 50 (83.3%) children are comes from rural and 10 (16.7%) children are comes from urban. Regarding the type of house 47(78.3%) children are pucca house, 9(15%) children are kacha house and 4 (6.7%) children are thatched house. According to the water facility 56(93.3%) children are having Municipality water facility and 4 (6.7%) children are having pump set water facility. Regarding the source of information about personal hygiene maximum 39(65%) children are from parents, 14 (23.3%) children are from mass media and from mass media and 7(11.7%) children are from health workers. The study revealed that 40 (66.7%) of school age have adequate knowledge, 14 (23.3%) of the school age have moderate knowledge and 6 (10%) of school age have inadequate knowledge on personal hygiene. CONCLUSION It is essential to conduct on more activities teaching modalities to enable the clients to participate in their lifestyle and also this study can be useful for health for health personnel to improve their knowledge and practice among primary school children.
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EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)

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Published on : 2023-01-25

Vol : 8
Issue : 1
Month : January
Year : 2023
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