A descriptive study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding health hazards management against traffic pollution among traffic policemen working at Udaipur District.
Introduction and Aim- Traffic police personnel are suffering from many health hazards like skin irritations, varicose veins, arthropathy, photosensitivity, lung diseases, certain cardiovascular diseases, cancers etc due to their nature of duty. The aim of study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding health hazards management against traffic pollution among traffic policemen working at Udaipur District.
Methods- A descriptive study was conducted in Udaipur District and sample size was 60 traffic policemen who were working at traffic intersections. Structured knowledge questionnaire, likert scale and observational practice checklist was used as tools for data collection.
Results- The findings of the study revealed that most of the traffic policemen (75%) had average knowledge, 86.5% had favourable attitude and all traffic policemen had poor practices regarding health hazards management against traffic pollution. There was positive co-relation between knowledge & practices and attitude & practices. Place of posting and attended any educational programme on traffic pollution and its health hazards had association with knowledge of traffic policemen and no association of attitude and practice with demographic variables.
Discussion- It was concluded that traffic policemen had average knowledge, favourable attitude and poor practices regarding health hazards management against traffic pollution.
Keywords: Knowledge, attitude, practices, traffic pollution, health hazards, traffic policemen
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