A Survey of Primary School Students’ Knowledge of Communicable Diseases in Kwara State

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ABSTRACT

         This study was carried out to survey the knowledge of primary school pupils on communicable diseases in Kwara State. Two hundred respondents got through the use of purposive random sampling technique were selected from four schools that formed the research population. The instrument used to obtain information for the research was structured questionnaire, while frequency and percentage were used in the analysis.

         Results showed that pupils knew hat communicable diseases were and the causes but many didn’t know the control measures of these diseases.

         Among the recommendations given was that more efforts should be made at this background level of education to bring awareness to pupils on ways to control these diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE                                                                  i

CERTIFICATION                                                           ii

DEDICATION                                                                iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT                                                 iv

ABSTRACT                                                                    vi

TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                  vii

LIST OF TABLES                                                           x

LIST OF FIGURES (If any)                                             xi

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                              1

Statement of the Study                                                 4

Purpose of the Study                                                     5

General Questions                                                        6

Research Questions                                                      6

Significance of the Study                                               7

Delimitation of the Study                                             8

Definition of Terms                                                       9

       

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Meaning of Communicable/Infectious Diseases           13

School Problem                                                             17

Classification of Disease Pathogens                              17

How to find out an Infectious Disease                           20

Types/Classification of Communicable Diseases

according to Causative Agents And mode of Spread     21

Selected Infectious Diseases                                         22

Transmission of Infectious Diseases                             25

Preventing Transmission of Communicable Diseases   31

Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases                                   33

Symptoms of Communicable Diseases                          34

Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases      35

Summary of Literature Review                                      46

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

Research Design                                                            50

Population                                                                     51

Sample and Sampling Techniques                                51

Research Instrument                                                    51

Validity of the instrument                                             52

Reliability of the instrument                                          53

Administration of the Instrument                                 53

Data Analysis                                                                53

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION  

Discussion                                                                    63

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATION

Summary                                                                      65

Conclusion                                                                    66

Implication of the Study                                                67

Recommendations                                                         67

Limitations of the Study                                                68

Suggestions for further Studies                                    69

References                                                                     70

Appendix                                                                       72

 

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APA

Frontiers, E. & FOLASHADE, A (2021). A Survey of Primary School Students’ Knowledge of Communicable Diseases in Kwara State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-survey-of-primary-school-students-knowledge-of-communicable-diseases-in-kwara-state

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ADEBOLA FOLASHADE "A Survey of Primary School Students’ Knowledge of Communicable Diseases in Kwara State" Afribary. Afribary, 24 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/a-survey-of-primary-school-students-knowledge-of-communicable-diseases-in-kwara-state. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and ADEBOLA FOLASHADE . "A Survey of Primary School Students’ Knowledge of Communicable Diseases in Kwara State". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Dec. 2021. Web. 27 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-survey-of-primary-school-students-knowledge-of-communicable-diseases-in-kwara-state >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and FOLASHADE, ADEBOLA . "A Survey of Primary School Students’ Knowledge of Communicable Diseases in Kwara State" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 27, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-survey-of-primary-school-students-knowledge-of-communicable-diseases-in-kwara-state