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Influence of an Intervention Programme on Knowledge of Health Among School Children in Mangalore City

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Abstract: Health is a prime factor in an individual’s life. Good health is a priceless blessing in life. It is truly said that, of all things in the world health is the most valuable that one can possess. The famous saying Health is Wealth highlights the importance of good health in our life. Knowledge on health helps in preventing many communicable diseases and benefits the children to enjoy a healthy and productive school life. This study was undertaken to find the knowledge on health among school children in Mangalore city and to know the influence of intervention programme on health among them.Tools used for the study were survey and questionnaire. Sample of 82 children in the age range 10-12 years were taken for the study. A survey was conducted to assess the knowledge on health of children of Mangalore city. Two schools of which one Government and one Aided were selected. After the pretest intervention was administered to 52 children of Aided school and 30 children of Government school. After the intervention, questionnaires were distributed to find the influence of intervention. Data collected by using the questionnaire were scored and tabulated. The enhancement of knowledge from pre-test to post test was found to be 37.5 percent on health.

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