Author(s): Gaurav Kumar, Mr. Prabhu J, Prof. Dr. N.V. Muninarayanappa, Mr. Nageshwar V.
Swine flu refers to swine influenza or the viral infection caused by any of the several types of swine influenza virus. Only people who used to have direct contact with pigs were observed to get swin e flu in the past. But, H1N1 virus is a new swine flu virus and it contains the genetic material of swine, bird and human influenza virus. H1N1 is an Influenza A virus. Swine flu can produce a number of symptoms in both adults and children. the study shows that, in India day by day the graph of infected person has been climbed up so, it is important to take into consideration about this disease as it may prove deadly one. The intensity of this disorder can be lowered by diagnosing and taking proper treatment. The main objective of the study was to assess the level of knowledge on prevention and treatment of swine flu among high school students in selected high school at Moradabad, U.P. Quasi experimental research design was adapted. The study was conducted at high school in Moradabad. 90 high school students were selected as a sample by simple random sampling technique. The tool designed to collect the data were socio demographic Performa, Self-structured knowledge questionnaire on prevention and treatment of swine flu. The study revealed that out of 90 sample, 42 (46.67%) sample had poor knowledge, 46 (51.11%) sample had average knowledge and 2 (2.22%) sample had good knowledge on prevention and treatment of swine flu during the pretest, and after intervention 15 (16.67%) sample had poor knowledge, 59 (65.56%) sample had average knowledge and 16 (17.77%) sample had good knowledge on prevention and treatment of swine flu the posttest among high school students in selected high schools at selected high school during. The chi-square test showed that there was no significant association selected demographic variables with level of knowledge. Overall knowledge of high school students on prevention and treatment of swine flu was Average. So by the help of different teaching method and teacher can improve the knowledge of students on prevention and treatment of swine flu. And also teachers can make study interesting by using different method of teaching. Keywords: Swine flu, knowledge, prevention, role play, video assisted teaching. Download PDF