Effectiveness of Leptospirosis Educational Media: A Case Study of Agriculturists in Makham Tia Sub-district, Muang District, Suratthani Province
Keywords:Leptospirosis, Educational media, Effectiveness, Agriculturists
The objective of this quasi-experimental research was to investigate the effectiveness of leptospirosis educational media on the knowledge of Leptospirosis among agriculturists in Makham Tia Sub-district, Muang District, Suratthani Province. Of these, 60 subjects were equally divided into 2 groups with 30 subjects in each group. The experimental group was given learning using Leptospirosis educational media, while the control group was given
conventional learning routine by public health personnel. The research instrument consisted of leptospirosis educational media and knowledge evaluation form. The data were collected before and after learning through the educational media compared to the control group. The results of this study showed that the knowledge score of leptospirosis after learning through the educational media among agriculturists (Mean ± SD = 16.43 ± 2.34) was higher
than before using the media (5.80 ± 1.82) with significant difference (Mean diff = 10.63; 95%CI: 9.56–11.71; p-value< 0.001) and also significantly higher than after oral instructed by public health personnel in the control group (11.40 ±. 1.58) (Mean diff = 5.03; 95%CI: 4.00–6.07; p-value < 0.001). The results of this study could be concluded that the learning process through educational media could be used for enhancing knowledge about Leptospirosis among agriculturists and beneficial for applying in everyday life to help prevent leptospirosis in the community.
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