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A Study To Assess The Knowledge Regarding First Aid Measures For Snake Bite Among Farmers in Selected Villages of Bardoli, Gujarat, With A View To Develop Self Instructional Protocol

Ms. Saleha Mansur, Ms. Payal Vasava, Ms. Chandni Patel, Ms. Khushbu Patel, Ms. Shruti Pande, Ms. Megha Patel, Mr. Henil Patel, Mr. Chirag Boghara, Ms. Ashwini Patil, Manjunath. M. Beth


Venomous animals are a significant health problem for rural populations in many parts of the world and including our nation. First aid management of snake bite is very important for medical, paramedical and non-medical personnel including teachers. Objective: To assess the socio demographic variables, to assess the knowledge level regarding first aid measures of snake bite among farmers, association between pre-test knowledge score of farmers with certain socio demographic variables, to develop a self-instructional module on first aid measures for snake bite. Methodology: An evaluative research approach with pre experimental design was used the study was conducted at village of bardoli taluka. The sample comprised of 60 farmers. Sample was selected by using convenient sampling technique. Data collection done from 1st September; formal permission from sarpanch of village. It was obtained prior to data collection process. Data was analyzed using Descriptive Inferential statistics. Results: The results of the study showed that, the level of knowledge scores among formers. The samples were having excellent 29(65.90%), good 21 (47.72%), average 10 (22.72%) and 00 (00.00%) were having poor knowledge. Conclusion: The results of the study concluded that, the farmers got good knowledge regarding snake bite after the conduction of self instructional module. The self instructional module regarding first aid measures of snake bite interpretation was highly effective in improving the knowledge among first aid Measures.

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