Show simple item record Kgosimotho, Alakanani 2019-11-14T11:58:53Z 2019-11-14T11:58:53Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) -- University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: School children are mostly affected by diarrhoeal and respiratory infections and these are related to lack of proper hand washing. For children to be able to practice proper hand washing, they must have the knowledge and necessary resources to practice hand washing. The study’s purpose was therefore to establish the knowledge and practice of hand washing among primary school children. Purpose: The study’s aim was to assess the knowledge and practices of hand washing among primary school children in Kweneng Central Sub-District. Methods: A quantitative approach using a self-administered structured questionnaire to collect data regarding knowledge and practices on hand washing among primary school children was used. An observation checklist was also used to assess the practice of hand washing among primary school children. A stratified random sampling method was used to come up with a sample size of 330. SPSS 24.0 version was used to analyse the data. Results: The study revealed that the majority of primary school children had knowledge on hand washing but lacked proper hand washing practices. The results also showed that hand washing knowledge and practice among primary school children had no association with their age and gender. However, there was association between washing hands after going to the toilet and gender as well as the availability of bucket/basin to wash hands and gender. Conclusion: Children spend much of their day time at school; therefore schools are the right institutions to impart hand washing information and emphasise the importance of hand washing to the children. The availability of facilities such as clean water and soap are paramount to the facilitation of hand washing among primary school children and as such should be adequately provided in schools. Keywords: Hand washing, knowledge, practice, children, primary school. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 82 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Practice en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Primary school en_US
dc.subject Hand washing en_US
dc.subject.ddc School hygiene en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hand washing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School children -- Health and hygiene en_US
dc.title Knowledge and practices of hand washing among primary school children in Kweneng Central Sub-District, Botswana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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