Effectiveness of an Education Program on Knowledge of Primary School Teachers toward Mumps Disease

Authors

  • Haqi I. Mansoor1 , Kahtan H. Hussein2

Keywords:

Effectiveness, Primary School Teachers, Knowledge, Mumps

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Haqi I. Mansoor1 , Kahtan H. Hussein2

1Assistant Lecturer, College of Nursing/ University of Kerbala, Iraq, 2 Prof. Dr., College of Nursing/ University of

Babylon, Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Haqi I. Mansoor1 , Kahtan H. Hussein2. (2020). Effectiveness of an Education Program on Knowledge of Primary School Teachers toward Mumps Disease. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1600-1604. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10642