Vol. 2, Issue 7 (2016)
Effectiveness of self-instructional module regarding knowledge on prevention of Chikungunya among women’s of Gandhinagar Bhopal
Author(s): Mukesh Chand Garg
Abstract: Chikungunya is a re-emerging mosquito-borne viral infection that has spread from East Africa to Indian Ocean islands and re-emerged in India since 2004 and there are outbreaks all over the world. The National Vector Borne Disease Board of India, given prime importance to educate the public in general and women in specific on prevention against injections of Mosquito; since Mosquito control is the main outbreak control activity of Chikungunya. This study attempts to assess the effectiveness of self instructional module regarding prevention of Chikungunya among women of Gandhinagar Bhopal. The study was to assess the knowledge level of women regarding prevention of Chikungunya. A Quasi experimental approach with one group pre-test post-test design was used for the study. The study was conducted Gandhinagar Bhopal with the sample size of 60 women selected by simple random sampling technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire. The obtained data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and interpreted in terms of objectives and hypothesis of the study. The level of significance was set at 0.01 levels.In the pre test the subject had inadequate knowledge with a mean of 14.32 and standard deviation of 2.52 where as in post test there was a significant mean knowledge gain of 26.77 and standard deviation of 1.95. A significant association was found between the pre test and post test knowledge of women. The overall findings of the study clearly revealed there is a marked increase in overall knowledge score of women in post test 26.77 than the pre-test score 14.32 which represents the effectiveness (t-78.73, p<0.01) of S.I.M. on prevention of Chikungunya. Thus, the S.I.M was significantly effective in improving knowledge of women regarding prevention of Chikungunya. Hence, the researcher concluded that prepared S.I.M. was very effective.