Rabies is a severe viral infection of the central nervous system communicated to human from the saliva of infected animals and commonly transmitted by a bite or by contact of the animal saliva with a mucous membrane or open wound. The level of knowledge regarding rabies and its management is essential for the prevention of complication regarding rabies. The objective of this study is to assess the level of knowledge regarding rabies and its management.
The research design adopted was quasi experimental one group pre-test post-test design. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Sister Callista Roys Adaptation model9 (1986). The study had been conducted in rural area of Bhandu Village in Mehsana District, Gujarat. Non-probability convenient sampling technique had been adopted to select the desired sample. The sample size was 60.
The collected data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. At pretest 12(20%) were reported moderately adequate knowledge and 48(80%) were reported inadequate knowledge and after STP 11(18.33%) were reported adequate knowledge, 44(73.34%)were reported moderately adequate knowledge and only 5(8.33%) were reported inadequate knowledge. The obtained t-test value 46.6735 (mean difference score 7.35) was highly significant at 0.001 level (p=3.4632 value). Chi-square test was used to check the association and found significant association with the following demographic variables like Education, Religion, Type of family, Education of Father, Mother and Mother’s Occupation.
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Jeenath Justin Doss. K. Effectiveness of Planned Health Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Rabies and it’s Management among 10-15 years students of Bhandu Rural Area, Mehsana District, Gujarat. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(1):Jan. - Mar., 2015; Page 18-19.