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Health Education as Intervention in Promotion of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among School Pupils as Regards Schistosomiasis

Health Education as Intervention in Promotion of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among School Pupils as Regards Schistosomiasis

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Title: Health Education as Intervention in Promotion of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices among School Pupils as Regards Schistosomiasis
Author: Mohamed, Abd Elbasit E; Ali, Kamil M
Abstract: An interventional study was conducted in East Nile Locality, Khartoum, Sudan to identify the role of school health education in the promotion of the knowledge, attitudes and practices among the pupils as regards Schistosomiasis. The target population is composed of 6 boys’ schools, and 6 girls’ schools, each was considered as a cluster. A sample of 324 pupils from the intervention schools, and 324 pupils from the comparison schools were selected to participate in the study. Data were collected using a pre- and post - KAP survey. It was found that half of the pupils (58%) in the intervention schools knew Schistosomiasis as a disease before the intervention and such knowledge increased to include all the pupils (100%) after the intervention. Only 17% of the pupils knew that Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease before the intervention and 81.5% after. Data before intervention revealed that most of pupils had positive attitudes regarding swimming, defecation and urination in water bodies, these attitudes were changed after health education intervention. A small group of pupils (6.2%) mentioned all the practices that lead to Schistosomiasis transmission. They increased to include most of the pupils 69.1% after the intervention .The changes were significant p value =0.001 The study concluded that health education intervention induced a significant change on KAPs among the pupils as regards Schistosomiasis in the intervention schools.
Description: 10 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26747


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