Effectiveness of an Education Program on Knowledge of Primary School Teachers toward Mumps Disease
Keywords:Effectiveness, Primary School Teachers, Knowledge, Mumps
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of an education program on primary school teachers’ knowledge
toward mumps disease and to identify the relationship between the primary school teachers’ knowledge and
some demographic variables. Quantitative research a quasi-experimental design (pre-post tests) has been
used in the present study for the period of January 2018 to the end of June 2019. A nonprobability (purposive
sample) sample of 60 teachers has been selected from 30 primary schools in Holy Kerbala City. The sample
of the study was divided into two groups: (30) teachers for the study group, who have been exposed to the
education program, and (30) teachers for the control group, who not exposed to the education program. The
groups are almost matched relative to their characteristics. The questionnaire was submitted to the teachers
for the pre-test before the implementation of the program. Post-test I was conducted immediately after that.
Post-test II was conducted two months later. The findings of the data analysis indicate that the teachers’
knowledge among the study group improves as a result of the implementation of the education program.
Among the control group, there is no significant difference in the level of teachers’ knowledge. The study
recommends the cooperation between the Ministry of Education with the Ministry of Health to develop
a national plan regarding mumps and other communicable diseases to raise the awareness of the school
community (students, teaching, and non?teaching staff, and parents) regarding this diseases.
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