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Assess the Effectiveness of Informational Booklet on Knowledge Regarding School Refusal among the Parents of School-Going Children | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Assess the Effectiveness of Informational Booklet on Knowledge Regarding School Refusal among the Parents of School-Going Children

Author(s): Mayur Bhaskarrao Wanjari* and Pooja Kasturkar

Abstract

Introduction: School refusal can be defined as any refusal by a child to attend a school or to have difficulty attending classes regularly. School refusal differs from truancy, in that children with school refusal feel anxiety or fear towards school, whereas truant children generally have no feelings of fear towards school, often feeling angry or bored with it instead Objective: To assess the pretest knowledge score regarding school refusal among the parents of school-going children. To assess the effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge regarding school refusal among the parents of school-going children. To associate post-test knowledge score on knowledge regarding school refusal among the parents of school-going children with their demographic variables. Method: Interventional research approach is used in this study. This study is conducted in a selected area in the Wardha region. In this study sample size is 100 Parents of school-going children. The sampling technique used in the study was the non-Probability- purposive samples technique. Result: The overall mean knowledge scores of pretests and post-test which reveal that the posttest means knowledge score was higher 18.88 % with SD of ± 1.499 when compared with pretest mean knowledge score value which was 12.2 % with SD of ± 2.225 The statistical Student’s paired t-test implies that the difference in the pretest and post-test knowledge score found to be 12.20 which is statistically significant at 5% level of significance (p<0.05). Conclusion: After the detailed analysis, this study leads to the following conclusion that. The information booklet significantly brought improvement in the knowledge regarding the School Refusal among the Parents of School Going Children.

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