Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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A Study to Assess the Knowledge of School Going, Children regarding Road Safety Measures, in Selected School, at Mangalagiri, Guntur District, A.P.



Address:   Mannem Lakshmi Hithasri1, Pedapalli. Latha Theresa,2 Banne. Sindhu,1 Karem. Nikhitha1, S. Jagadeeswari Mounika1
1B.Sc (N) Final Year Student, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur.
2Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00009.X

ABSTRACT:
The child is the most precious possession of mankind, most loved and perfect in its innocence. Children are to be cared and protected from environmental hazards. Accidents do not just happen; they are the result of thoughtfulness, carelessness, neglect and momentary lack of concentration. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of school going children regarding road traffic accidents [RTA] and to associate the level of knowledge with their demographic variable. Materials and methods: A Quantitative approach and descriptive design was used to assess the knowledge of school going regarding RTA in selected school in April 2018. Total hundred male and female school going children studying fifth, sixth and seventh classes were selected by convenient sampling technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. Results: The data was computed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of the study revealed that, majority of the participants i.e 22% of them had inadequate knowledge, 63% of them had moderately adequate knowledge and least of 15% of them had adequate knowledge with a mean and standard deviation of 18.78±4.81. Chi-square had showed association between the knowledge of the mother’s occupation [?2=22.24] and sources of information [?2 =34.61]. Conclusion: The majority of school of the school children had moderately adequate knowledge regarding road safety measures. Hence requires education on road safety measures.
KEYWORDS:
Knowledge, School Going Children, Road Safety Measures.
Cite:
S. Jagadeeswari Mounika. A Study to Assess the Knowledge of School Going, Children regarding Road Safety Measures, in Selected School, at Mangalagiri, Guntur District, A.P. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2019; 7(1): 35-38.
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