Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Respiratory Problems among Petrol Pump Workers
Keywords:knowledge, attitude, respiratory problems
Introduction: Occupational health is the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical,
mental and social well-being of employees in all professions through the avoidance of health departures, the
management of risks and the adaptation of work to people and their jobs. As the petrol pump workers work
constantly for more than 8 hours per day for 6 days a week and thus being constantly exposed to petrol/diesel
fumes, are at a high risk of developing respiratory problems.
Objectives:1)To assess the knowledge of petrol pump workers regarding respiratoryproblems. 2) To assess
the attitude towards respiratory problems among petrol pumpworkers. 3)To find out the association between
knowledge score with selected demographic variables 4)To find out the association between attitude towards
respiratory problems with selected demographicvariables.
Hypothesis:H1-there will be a significant association between petrol pump workers and selected demographic
variables. H2- there will be no significant association between knowledge of respiratory problems and
Methods and Materials:A descriptive study was conducted in Wardha district to assess the knowledge
of petrol pump workers regarding respiratoryproblems. Total 100 petrol pump workers were selected by
probability simple random sampling technique.Modified structured questionnaire and Likert scale was used
to assess knowledge and attitude of petrol pump workers respectively.Descriptive statistics like frequencies
and percentages were used for representing the analyzed data.
Result:Findings shows that 3% of the petrol pump workers were having poor level of knowledge score, 13%
had average, 49% had good and 35% of them had excellent level of knowledge score.87% of petrol pump
workers had positive attitude. There was positive correlation was established between knowledge score and
attitude score of petrol pump workers(r=0.283, p=0.0001)
Conclusion:Findings suggest that petrol pump workers were aware about the respiratory problems due to
occupational hazards and somewhat their attitude was positive towards their health.
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