Effectiveness of snake and ladder game on level of knowledge regarding oral hygiene among school children in selected schools, Salem

Saraswathy, J (2012) Effectiveness of snake and ladder game on level of knowledge regarding oral hygiene among school children in selected schools, Salem. Masters thesis, Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem.


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A Study was done to Assess the Effectiveness of Snake and Ladder game on Level of Knowledge regarding Oral Hygiene among School children in selected Schools, Salem. A Quasi experimental pre test post test with control group design was adopted. The 60 school children was selected from Veerapandi and Palampatti Government Elementary School, Salem through systematic random sampling technique and assigned 30 children from Palampatti school as experimental group and 30 children from Veerapandi school as control group. Data was collected from 14.07.11 to 07.08.11. Semi structured interview schedule was used to assess the knowledge of children regarding oral hygiene. Health teaching regarding oral hygiene through flashcard was given and then children were made to play snake and ladder game for 7 days under the supervision of the investigator. Post test was conducted on the 8th day of the intervention for experimental group. The findings of the study revealed that in pre test, majority of the children 22(73.33%) in experimental group and 20(66.66%) in control group had moderately adequate knowledge and none of them had adequate knowledge in both groups whereas in post test 22(82.8%) children in experimental group and none of them in control group had adequate level of knowledge. The overall mean pre test score was 10.07±2.69 and post test mean score was 20.25±2.86 revealing the difference in mean score percentage of 39.2. Significant difference was found between area wise and overall scores of post test between experimental and control group (t = 13.79) at P < 0.001 level. There was no significant association between the level of knowledge and the demographic variables in experimental group whereas in control group, significant association for demographic variables such as educational status (χ2 = 16.52) and family monthly income (χ2 = 10.94) at P < 0.05 level. The study implies that the play way method of teaching children with snake and ladder board is an effective intervention to increase the knowledge of the children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No:30109415
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Snake and Ladder Game, Level of Knowledge, Oral Hygiene, School Children, Salem.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 07:52
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 01:06
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3841

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