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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part C
Effectiveness of educational module on knowledge regarding COVID-19 precautionary measures among children aged 10-13 years in rural community areas

Dr. Smriti G Solomon

Background: Children’s life was disturbed during pandemic due to social isolation, disrupted routines and restricted access to recreational activities. They had questions, anxiety and fear related to corona virus and age appropriate answers were not benefited the children to reduce thier fear and anxiety.
Aim: To evaluate effectiveness of educational module on knowledge regarding COVID-19 precautionary measures among children aged 10-13 years in selected rural community areas of Indore.
Method and Materials: Quantitative approach was used. A pre experimental one group pretest - posttest design was adopted for the study. The setting of the study was selected rural community areas of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The samples were children aged 10-13 years The sample size comprised of 117 children and were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Self structured questionnaire was used to measure the demographic data and knowledge regarding COVID-19 precautionary measures. The pretest knowledge was evaluated on the day 1 and educational module was administered regarding COVID-19 precautionary measures to the samples and on day 7 post test knowledge was evaluated. The data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: Result showed that pretest, no participants obtained poor grades, 71 (60.7%) participants obtained average grades, 41 (35%) participants obtained good grades and 5(4.3%) participants obtained excellent grade. In the post-test 10 (8.5%) participants obtained average grade, 38 (32.5%) participants obtained good grade and 69 (59%) participants obtained excellent grade. The mean pretest knowledge score was 11.57±3.66 and the mean posttest knowledge score was 18.78±3.95. The difference was found to be statistically significant (p=0.001),showing a significantly higher mean posttest knowledge score in comparison to the mean pretest knowledge score.
Conclusion: The study concluded that structured teaching program was effective in improving the knowledge of the participants.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Smriti G Solomon. Effectiveness of educational module on knowledge regarding COVID-19 precautionary measures among children aged 10-13 years in rural community areas. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2022;5(2):219-222. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2022.v5.i2.C.289
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