Title

The effects of interactive health education program to the level of knowledge on rabies prevention among individuals in selected barangays in Trece Martires City, Cavite

Date of Completion

3-1-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

rabies, health education, interactive education, level of knowledge

Abstract

This study utilized the quasi-experimental design, where in a pre-test and post-test were given to sample groups. The population of the study are individuals coming from two selected barangays in Trece Martires City, Cavite aged 18 years old and above who prossess the qualities stated in the inclusion criteria of the study. The selected respondents served as the sample size of the population. A non-probability sampling technique was used in the study, particularly the purposive sampling. The study utilized a self-made instrument composed of the personal information sheet and assessment of the level of knowledge of the respondents on rabies prevention. To answer the problem statements and hypothesis of the study, the following statistical treatments were used: frequency, percentage, mean and t-test. Based on the findings of the study the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents were 36-55 years old, were female, were married, were high school graduate, respondents has a monthly income of 39,999 and below, and were pet owners; 2) The comparison group had a high level of knowledge about rabies prevention before and after the brochure teaching, while the treatment group had a high level of knowledge before the interactive health education program and had a very high level of knowledge after the intervention; 3) There was no significant difference in the level of knowledge regarding rabies prevention during pre-test and post-test among those who were not exposed with the interactive health education program. While, there was a significant difference in the level of knowledge regarding rabies prevention before and after the interactive health education program among those who were exposed. This only shows that the interactive health education program among those who were exposed. This only shows that the interactive health education program was effective and was able to impart additional learning to the respondents.

First Advisor

Julieta M. Damian

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