A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAM ON KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF REGARDING PREVENTION AND HOME MANAGEMENT OF CHICKEN POX INFECTION AMONG ADULT PEOPLE OF RURAL AREA OF JIAGANJ, MURSHIDABAD

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Subarna Neogi
Chitra Mandal
Mousumi Singha
Anwesha Dutta
Priyanka Pal
Mouli Koner
Sayna Das
Ishika Roy
Sathi Biswas
Koyel Mondal
Subhra Mukherjee
Purba Pramanik
Rina Parvina
Dipannita Saha
Hiya Hazra
Sayani Saha
Shreyashi Maji
Ambika Paul
Soumi Das
Riya Parvin

Keywords

Structured teaching program, knowledge and belief, Chicken pox infection.

Abstract

Background: Chicken pox occurs in all parts of the world. In 2022,191 varicella cases were reported and the rate was highest among the infant <1 year old at 1.7 cases / 1 lakh population.

Introduction: Chicken pox or varicella is an acute and highly infectious disease caused by varicella zoster (v-z) virus .The incubation period is about 7-14 days. It is characterized by vesicular rash that may be accompanied by fever and Malaise. It is worldwide in distribution and occur in both epidemic and endemic form.


Objectives: To assess the existing knowledge on prevention and home care of a person with chicken pox infection among rural adult of Jiaganj.


Introduction: Objectives: A descriptive study with quantitative research design includes 50 adult convenient sample people in rural area of Jiaganj, Murshidabad.


Results: The study showed that majority of the adult people were having moderate knowledge (66%) regarding prevention and home management of chicken pox infection in pre- test. After the STP program, the majority of the adult people are able to gain adequate knowledge (60%) regarding prevention and home management of chicken pox infection.


Conclusion: Good knowledge of the adult people indicates that, they can gain knowledge regarding prevention and home management of chicken pox infection.

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