E-ISSN 2277-338X | ISSN 2320-4664
 

Original Research 


Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study

Shailesh Keshaorao Kawale, Hemlata Thakur, Vivek Sharma.

Abstract
Background: Lack of safe drinking water, the absence of basic sanitation and hygienic practices is associated with high morbidity and mortality from excreta-related diseases. Different sanitation programs were failed because people were poorly informed and not aware about the link of sanitation with health.

Objective: (i) The objective of the study was to study the awareness about sanitary toilet among study participants and (ii) to assess the knowledge-practice gap among study participants for sanitary toilet use.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among peoples visiting medicine outpatient department. Pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire was used for an interview of 384 participants after taking written informed consent. The assessment of knowledge and practice was mainly focused on four subheads, i.e., toilet construction, toilet utilization, toilet cleaning, and sanitary measures during toilet use.

Results: Among the study participants 89.58% were aware of the sanitary toilet while only 46.09% were aware about their advantages. 94.79% of participants were aware about different sanitary measures. 88.54% of participants had constructed sanitary toilet and 83.85% of participantís utilized toilet. 92.7% of participants practice sanitary measures. Only 77.86% cleaned their toilets by disinfectant. Significant statistical difference was seen in knowledge and practice of construction of toilet, their utilization and cleaning.

Conclusions: People have better knowledge of sanitary toilet but practices related to toilet construction, its utilization, cleaning, and sanitation were not universally followed among them, so this knowledge - practice gap regarding sanitary toilet can be minimized by giving attention toward practices which will altimetry contribute in the success of Swachh Bharat Mission.

Key words: Knowledge; Practice; Sanitary Toilet; Tertiary Care Hospital


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Export to
Export to
Related Records
 Articles by Shailesh Keshaorao Kawale
Articles by Hemlata Thakur
Articles by Vivek Sharma
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 305
Downloaded: 120
Cited: 0

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Kawale SK, Thakur H, Sharma V. Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(9): 765-769. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018


Web Style

Kawale SK, Thakur H, Sharma V. Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=300979 [Access: September 23, 2018]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Kawale SK, Thakur H, Sharma V. Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(9): 765-769. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Kawale SK, Thakur H, Sharma V. Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2018), [cited September 23, 2018]; 7(9): 765-769. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018



Harvard Style

Kawale, S. K., Thakur, H. & Sharma, V. (2018) Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 7 (9), 765-769. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018



Turabian Style

Kawale, Shailesh Keshaorao, Hemlata Thakur, and Vivek Sharma. 2018. Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (9), 765-769. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018



Chicago Style

Kawale, Shailesh Keshaorao, Hemlata Thakur, and Vivek Sharma. "Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7 (2018), 765-769. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kawale, Shailesh Keshaorao, Hemlata Thakur, and Vivek Sharma. "Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7.9 (2018), 765-769. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kawale, S. K., Thakur, H. & Sharma, V. (2018) Assessment of knowledge practice gap regarding sanitary toilet - A hospital based cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (9), 765-769. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0617113062018





Most Viewed Articles
  • Management of Appendicular Lump: Early exploration Vs conservative management
    Chandra Prakash Pandey, Ram Chandra Kesharwani, Chandra Gopal Singh Chauhan, Manmohan Krishna Pandey, Purnima Mittra, Pramod Kumar, Arshad Raza
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(4): 1046-1049
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.230820131

  • Burden of non communicable diseases in India: Setting priority for action
    Kalpa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 7-11
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.7-11

  • Internet addiction among professional courses students: A study from central India
    Arvind Sharma, Rupesh Sahu, Pradeep Kumar Kasar, Richa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014; 3(9): 1069-1073
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2014.180620142

  • Diabetic nephropathy: Progression and pathophysiology
    Deepak N Parchwani, Amit A Upadhyah
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 59-70
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.59-70

  • Elevated levels of serum uric acid, creatinine or urea in preeclamptic women
    Magna Manjareeka, Sitikantha Nanda
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 43-47
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.43-47

  • Maternal and fetal outcome in oligohydramnios- Study of 100 cases
    Krishna Jagatia, Nisha Singh, Sachin Patel
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 724-727
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.070520132

  • Zinc: The trace element of major importance in human nutrition and health
    Jayant D Deshpande, Mohini M Joshi, Purushottam A Giri
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 1-6
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.1-6

  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) study on HIV / AIDS among HIV patients, care givers and general population in north-eastern part of India.
    L P Meena, S K Pandey, M Rai, Anju Bharti, Shyam Sunder
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 36-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.36-42

  • Prevalence and pattern of substance abuse among school childern in nothern India: A rapid assesment study
    Syed Shuja Qadri, RKD Goel, Jagjeet Singh, Surendra Kumar Ahluwalia, Rambha Pathak, Humaira Bashir
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 273-282
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.271-280

  • Patient satisfaction about health care services: A cross sectional study of patients who visit the outpatient department of a civil hospital at Surendranagar, Gujarat
    Krupal Joshi, Kishor Sochaliya, Shyamal Purani, Girija Kartha
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 659-663
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250420131

  • Most Downloaded
  • Internet addiction among professional courses students: A study from central India
    Arvind Sharma, Rupesh Sahu, Pradeep Kumar Kasar, Richa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014; 3(9): 1069-1073
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2014.180620142

  • Diabetic nephropathy: Progression and pathophysiology
    Deepak N Parchwani, Amit A Upadhyah
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 59-70
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.59-70

  • Burden of non communicable diseases in India: Setting priority for action
    Kalpa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 7-11
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.7-11

  • Gunthers with haemolytic anaemia extremly rare: A case report
    Nilesh Kumar, Ankur Varshney, Arvind Anand, Dibyaranjan Behera, Ravi Anand, Ashutosh Tiwari
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 472-474
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.313-315

  • Zinc: The trace element of major importance in human nutrition and health
    Jayant D Deshpande, Mohini M Joshi, Purushottam A Giri
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 1-6
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.1-6

  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) study on HIV / AIDS among HIV patients, care givers and general population in north-eastern part of India.
    L P Meena, S K Pandey, M Rai, Anju Bharti, Shyam Sunder
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 36-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.36-42

  • Patient satisfaction about health care services: A cross sectional study of patients who visit the outpatient department of a civil hospital at Surendranagar, Gujarat
    Krupal Joshi, Kishor Sochaliya, Shyamal Purani, Girija Kartha
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 659-663
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.250420131

  • Recent update on osteoporosis
    Vijender Agrawal, Dharmendra Gupta
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 164-168
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.162-166

  • Maternal and fetal outcome in oligohydramnios- Study of 100 cases
    Krishna Jagatia, Nisha Singh, Sachin Patel
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 724-727
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.070520132

  • Study of psychological stress among undergraduate medical students of government medical college, Surat.
    Priti Solanky, Binita Desai, Abhay Kavishwar, S. L. Kantharia
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 38-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.38-42

  • Most Cited Articles
  • Zinc: The trace element of major importance in human nutrition and health
    Jayant D Deshpande, Mohini M Joshi, Purushottam A Giri
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 1-6
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.1-6
    Cited : 23 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Burden of non communicable diseases in India: Setting priority for action
    Kalpa Sharma
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 7-11
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.7-11
    Cited : 13 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Clinico-microbiological profile of women with vaginal discharge in a tertiary care hospital of northern India
    Varsha Chaudhary, Ved Prakesh, Kian Agarwal, Vijender Kumar Agrawal, Arun Singh, Sachin Pandey
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(2): 75-80
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2012.1.75-80
    Cited : 6 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Correlation between obesity and cardio respiratory fitness
    Prabha Setty, BV Padmanabha, BR Doddamani
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(2): 300-304
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.298-302
    Cited : 6 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Migration and health-care access: Barriers to access government health services by migrant tribal community living in an eastern Indian city
    Suchismita Mishra, Yadlapalli S Kusuma, Bontha V Babu
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2015; 4(1): 101-108
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2015.0110201424
    Cited : 6 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Non albicans Candida species: its isolation pattern, species distribution, virulence factors and antifungal susceptibility profile
    Sachin Chandrakant Deorukhkar, Santosh Saini
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(3): 533-538
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.080320131
    Cited : 6 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Initial default among tuberculosis patients diagnosed in selected medical colleges of Puducherry: issues and possible interventions
    Divija Pillai, Anil J Purty, Stalin Prabakaran, Zile Singh, Govindarajan Soundappan, Velavan Anandan
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2015; 4(7): 957-960
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2015.30012015196
    Cited : 6 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) study on HIV / AIDS among HIV patients, care givers and general population in north-eastern part of India.
    L P Meena, S K Pandey, M Rai, Anju Bharti, Shyam Sunder
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 36-42
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.36-42
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • The surgical approach in huge scrotal lymphedema
    Hiren Dahyabhai Parmar
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2013; 2(1): 153-155
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.2.153-155
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]

  • Sugammadex associate persistant bradycardia
    Murat Bilgi, Abdullah Demirhan, Akcan Akkaya, Umit Yasar Tekelioglu, Hasan Kocoglu
    Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014; 3(3): 372-374
    » Abstract & References » doi: 10.5455/ijmsph.2013.251220131
    Cited : 5 times [Click to see citing articles]