PERCEPTION OF HAZARDS OF TOBACCO USE: EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION AMONG SCHOOL STUDENTS IN A SUBURBAN AREA OF WEST BENGAL.

IJAR - Indian Journal of Applied Research

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Title PERCEPTION OF HAZARDS OF TOBACCO USE: EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION AMONG SCHOOL STUDENTS IN A SUBURBAN AREA OF WEST BENGAL.
 
Creator Atanu, Dey; MBBS, Junior Resident, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata. *Corresponding Author
Aparajita, Dasgupta; MD, Director-Professor and HOD, Department of P.S.M., All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata
Bobby, Paul; MD, Assistant Professor, Department of P.S.M., All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata.
Sembagamuthu, Sembiah; MBBS, Junior Resident, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata.
Shobhit, Garg; MBBS, Junior Resident, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata.
 
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Description Background: Adolescence is a crucial crossover time of human life and tobacco use in this age group is not uncommon as revealed by GYTS India 2009 estimates (14.6%).  Objectives and methodology: An interventional study was done among 151 students of 8th, 9th and 10th standard of a boys high school of North 24Paraganas, West Bengal to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of tobacco use among them and to elicit the effect of health education on their knowledge and attitude towards tobacco use. Results: 16.6% of the students were currently using tobacco products where as 32.5% of the students had ever used tobacco. Pre-intervention knowledge score (median=13) increased after intervention (median=21) and this improvement was statistically significant (P< 0.05) with effect size (r) 0.615. Conclusion: Health education about hazards of tobacco among school students can be used as a measure of primordial prevention of tobacco related health hazards.
 
Publisher World Wide Journals
 
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Date 2017-10-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Peer-reviewed Article
 
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Identifier http://worldwidejournals.in/ojs/index.php/ijar/article/view/11
 
Source IJAR - Indian Journal of Applied Research; Vol 7, No 10 (2017): October
2249 - 555X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://worldwidejournals.in/ojs/index.php/ijar/article/view/11/11
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Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Dey Atanu, Dasgupta Aparajita, Paul Bobby, Sembiah Sembagamuthu, Garg Shobhit
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