A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Occupational Health Hazards among the Housekeeping Staff in Selected Hospitals of Panipat
Keywords:Effectiveness, Structure teaching programme, Knowledge, Occupational health Hazards, Housekeeping staff.
Introduction: Studies on hospital cleaning staff are scarce. Hospital cleaning is far more complex than cleaning offices or schools. Hospital cleaning therefore requires teaching and training. They are liable to hazards of several magnitudes. Regular teaching of basic microbiological principles for all cleaning staff, and assessment of hazards have proved beneficial. Aims: To assess the knowledge of housekeeping staff regarding occupational health hazards. Materials and Method: The methodology of the presents study was a pre experimental research design. Sample size of the study was 60 selected with non-propability sampling technique. Self-structured knowledge questionnaire on occupational health Hazards among housekeeping staff was used ford at a collection. Data collection method was self-reporting questionnaire method; data analysis was done with the help of descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The results of the study shows that in pre-test, housekeeping staff were having an average 75% knowledge regarding selected questionnaire on occupational health hazards and mean score was 18.77 in post-test, average 86.66% knowledge regarding selected questionnaire on occupational health hazards and means score was 22.93, The post-test mean knowledge score is significantly greater than the pre-test mean knowledge score so structured teaching programme was effective. Conclusion: The study concluded that the structured teaching programme was effective in enhancing the knowledge of housekeeping staff regarding occupational health Hazards.