Assess 1st Year B.Sc. Nursing Students' Knowledge Of Plastic's Adverse Effects On The Environment And Human Health To Create An Information Booklet
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 1637-1645
AbstractBackground: In the current study, we surveyed nursing students who were in their first year of the Basic Bachelor of Science programme to determine how much they knew about the use of plastic and the negative effects it has on both the environment and human health. Our goal was to compile this information into a booklet.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive survey research design was used to assess the knowledge of one hundred students in the first year of a basic Bachelor of Science in nursing programme regarding the use of plastic and the adverse effects it has on both the environment and human health. In this particular study, the selection of the sample was accomplished by the use of the convenient sampling technique. In addition to receiving ethical clearance from the Ethical committee at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed to Be University in Karad, we also received informed consent from all of the subjects. A well-structured questionnaire was given to respondents in order to evaluate their level of awareness concerning the use of plastic and the negative effects it has on both the environment and human health. The findings indicated that the majority of students, 61%, have average knowledge, 23% possessed good knowledge and 16% possessed bad awareness on the use of plastic and the adverse effects it has on both the environment and human health. There was no significant association found between demographic variables such as age, sex, religion, parent education, family income, Diet and parent occupation and knowledge score, with the exception of the opinion of the participant regarding awareness regarding plastic can cause severe health problem. Chi-square = 95.902, p<0.001.
Conclusion: The outcomes of the study indicate that the majority of the students possessed knowledge that was on par with the national average about the use of plastic and the negative effects it has on the environment. As a result, there is an urgent requirement to create an information booklet
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