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  • Inventi:hnr/25710/18
    EFFECT OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAM ON KNOWLEDGE OF MALARIA AMONG HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS OF ADIVASHI ASHRAMSHALA OF RURAL COMMUNITY OF KAMSHET, DISTRICT PUNE
    Shailaja M J Mathews*, Nupoor Ninad Bhambid

    Occurrence of malaria illness or disease in a person in whom the presence of malaria parasites in the blood has been confirmed by parasitological testing. The World malaria report 2017 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. In 2016, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria, an increase of about 5 million cases over 2015. Deaths reached 445 000, a similar number to the previous year. Communities’ knowledge on malaria disease often remains unobserved during malaria control efforts. Many studies focus on increasing community knowledge and awareness on malaria prevention but the potential participation and contribution of high school girls towards knowledge on malaria has received little attention. We investigated the knowledge and understanding of high school girls on malaria transmission, recognition of symptoms, treatment seeking behavior, preventive measures and practices. 39 high school girls were selected from Kamsheth Adivashi Ashramshala. A structured questionnaire was used to collect information from the participants to obtain their knowledge about malaria and structured teaching program was given and posttest knowledge was assessed. High school girls of Kamsheth Adivashi Ashramshala (56.41%) had good knowledge on malaria in the pretest, while (43.58%) had very good knowledge. After the structured teaching program about malaria prevention and control, (66.66%) of the respondents had good knowledge, while (33.33%) had very good knowledge in the post test. Findings indicated that high school girls of Kamsheth Adivashi Ashramshala had some knowledge of malaria, its symptoms and preventive measures, although some had misconceptions and could not associate the disease with its transmission. We conclude that inclusion of high school girls of Kamsheth Adivashi Ashramshala on malaria control educational programmes could yield substantial benefits towards malaria elimination.

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    Shailaja M J Mathews, Nupoor Ninad Bhambid. Effect of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge of Malaria among High School Girls of Adivashi Ashramshala of Rural Community of Kamshet, District Pune. Inventi Rapid: Nursing Research, 2018(3):1-2, 2018.
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