Effectiveness of Awareness Programme (AP) on vasectomy in terms of knowledge and attitude among males residing in community area: A quasi experimental study
Ashish Dass, Uma J Deaver, Sanasam Bankim Chandra
Background: The population is rapidly increasing and has become a major issue for many countries of the world with the population growing at an annual rate of 1.2%. India with a population of 1.22 billion people it is predicted that India will have more than 1.53billion people by the end of 2030 with the population growth rate at 1.58%.
Objectives: The current study was undertaken with the objectives to effectiveness of Awareness Programme (AP) on vasectomy in terms of knowledge and attitude among males residing in community area
Method: A quasi experimental: One Group Pretest-Posttest Research Design was adopted in quantitative approach. The study participants comprised of males were selected from Villages Mullana, Sohana, Sarakpur, Barara, Dosarka, Maujgarh, of Ambala Dist, Haryana by convenience sampling technique. The data was collected using selected variables of the males, structured knowledge questionnaire and Structure Attitude scale through paper and pencil (self report)
Findings: SPSS version 20 was used for statistical analysis. The mean post test knowledge scores (19.5 ±0.79) was significantly higher than the mean pre test knowledge score.(7.07±2.49). The mean post test attitude score118.7±10.32was significantly higher than the mean 104± 30.79 pre test attitude score. There was positive relationship between knowledge and attitude and also there was a significant association of post-test knowledge and attitude score with selected variables
Conclusion: The study concluded that knowledge and attitude of males regarding vasectomy improved after awareness programme.