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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 76-79

Effectiveness of health education on knowledge about tobacco use among police personnel in Haldia city, West Bengal: An interventional study


1 Sr. Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
2 Sr. Lecturer, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
3 Sr. Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
4 Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Silpi Chatterjee
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Demotand, Hazaribag - 825 301, Jharkhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INPC.INPC_58_19

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Aim: To assess the effectiveness of health education on knowledge about tobacco use among police personnel in Haldia City, West Bengal. Objectives: 1. To assess the existing knowledge about tobacco use among police personnel in Haldia City. 2. To assess the effectiveness of health education on knowledge about tobacco use among police personnel in Haldia City. Materials and Methods: The present study was an interventional study. The study was conducted over a period of 1 month among police personnel in Haldia city. At baseline a pretested questionnaire was given to the police personnel about the knowledge on tobacco use. After they completed the questionnaire Health Education on tobacco use was given to the participants. After 1 week the same questionnaire was given to the police personnel to assess the changes in the knowledge about tobacco use in them. Results: There was a significant difference found in the knowledge on tobacco use among the police personnel in the pre and post intervention.


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