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Abstract

A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PLANNED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AT SANGLI MIRAJ KUPWAD CORPORATION AREA. MAHARASHTRA (INDIA)

Vishal K. Ghorpade* and Pravin Dani

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Background Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is characterized by repeated inflammation with fibrinous resolution. The cardinal anatomic changes of the valve include leaflet thickening, commissural fusion, and shortening and thickening of the tend nous cords. [1] Objectives of The Study- To assess the existing knowledge of primary school teacher’s regarding rheumatic heart disease. To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding rheumatic heart disease. To find out the association between pre test knowledge score regarding rheumatic heart disease with selected socio demographic variable. Material and Method- The Quantitative research approach was used. The cluster random sampling technique was used to collect data for the study. The sample consists of 100 primary school teachers at Sangli Miraj Kupwad area, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria of the study. Results The mean knowledge score of pre-test phase was 5.64 and in post-test phase it rise to 13.37 and standard deviation score in pre-test phase was 1.63 and in the post-test was 1.27 and std. error Mean in pretest phase was 0.16 and in post test phase it was 0.13. There is improvement in post-test knowledge score. Conclusion The score showed that the planned teaching was effective and association of selected demographic variables with knowledge score was done on calculated p value where it resulted that there is no significant association with any of the selected demographic variable.

Keywords: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), primary school teachers, planned teaching programme.


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