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This quasi experimental research aimed to determine the effect of an ear care program for student on knowledge of ear caring and to determine the level of satisfaction toward the ear care program of primary school teachers. Subjects consisted of 40 primary school teachers. Data were collected using ear caring knowledge questionnaire and program satisfaction form. The questionnaire was validated by three experts and was tested for its reliability. The Kuder Richardson’s coefficient of ear caring knowledge questionnaire was 0.79. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired t-test.
The results revealed that after receiving the program ear caring knowledge mean score of teachers was significantly higher than that of before receiving the program (p < .05) and the satisfaction toward the knowledge gained and content of the program was at a highest level (X = 3.32, S.D. = 0.51; X = 3.14, S.D. = 0.49, respectively) and the satisfaction toward the medias and timeframe of the program was at a high level (X = 2.98, S.D. = 0.52; X = 2.75, S.D. = 0.65, respectively).
In conclusion , teachers had ability to help with ear care for students by testing whether their hearing was normal before it was too late to correct. It can be considered that teachers, at lower cost, can replace a team of primary health care officers in a school which is one way to increase access to health service for students in school.