Title

Effects of health education program on the level of knowledge of mothers regarding dengue hemorrhagic fever

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Dengue, Health Education

Abstract

The study used a quasi-experimental design where a pre-test and a post-test were given to a group of mothers who acted as the key participant in the study. Out of 80 respondents, 40 of them are from Barangay Salawag, City of Dasmarinas, Cavite who were assigned for the control group and another 40 respondents from Barangay Salitran III City of Dasmarinas, Cavite for the treatment group. A non-probability sampling technique was used in the study. The study untilized an adapted and modified questionnaire and data was analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean and t-test. The study concluded the following: (1) majority of the respondents were 26 and 65 years old, married, high school graduates and have a monthly family income of P40,000 and below; (2) the control group had a moderate level of knowledge about Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever before and after the Health Education Program while the treatment group before the Health Education Program had a moderate level of knowledge and after intervention had a high level of knowledge; (3) there was a significant difference in the level of knowledge of mothers regarding Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever before and after the Health Education Program between those who were exposed and not exposed. These only showed that the Health Education Program was effective and was able to add additional learnings to the respondents.

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