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Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 12

Effect of educational guideline on children`s knowledge, attitude and practice regarding rabid animals and rabies

Background: Rabies is an acute highly fatal infectious disease affecting all worm blooded animals and man. Aim: To evaluate effect of educational guidelines program on children`s knowledge, practice regarding rabid animals and rabies. Subject and methods: A quasi-experimental design was utilized. The study was conducted at Al-Shrouk and Al-Awall School preparatory and secondary in Beni Suef city. A purposive sample of 400 children from the previously mentioned setting. The following study tools were used (pre/posttests): 1) A Self-administered questionnaire to assess their knowledge as regards rabid animals and rabies. 2) An observational checklist to evaluate studied children’s practices. 3) Children’s attitude (likert scale): to evaluate studied children’s attitude. Results: There was a highly statistically significant difference (P<0.0001), regarding their knowledge, attitudes and practices before, immediately after, and at follow up guideline implementation toward rabid animals and rabies. Conclusion: The present study concluded that, the educational guideline had a positive effect on children’s knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding rabid animals and rabies. Recommendations: the continuous educational training and early intervention should be conducted to avoid further complication and handicaps. Further studies should be carried out on a large number of such groups of studies for evidence of the results and generalization.

Author(s): Sahar Sedky Faheim*, Donia Elsaid Fathi Zaghamir, Doaa Bahig Anwr Akl

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