Knowledge Mapping of ill effects of use of chulhas among Rural Women in Community

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Dr. Sheela Upendra, Dr Jasneet Kaur, Sheetal Barde


The majority of rural families cook on biomass fuels. Traditionally, biomass fuels like wood are burnt in "chulhas," which are steel or clay stoves manufactured at home. In India, indoor air pollution has a greater impact than in other nations. The objectives was set to assess  the rural women’s knowledge of ill effects of use of Chulhas and to determine if certain demographic factors and awareness of Chulhas' negative impacts are related.The study used a quantitative technique and a descriptive research strategy that was non-experimental with 60 Women from Rural community . The sampling strategy used was Non-Probability Convenience Sampling. The researchers employed a self-administered structured questionnaire .The tool had two sections. The sample's socio demographic variables and Section  the self-administered, structured knowledge assessment, which was limited to 36 multiple-choice items. The tool reliability was assessed using the cronbach's alpha approach, and the outcome was 0.821. After receiving the consent of each responder, the tool's two components were given to a selected sample.When examining rural women's awareness of the negative effects of using chulhas, the majority of respondents (45%) have average knowledge, a small number of samples have bad information (33%), and the remaining sample (22%) has good knowledge. The first step in putting a programme in place to decrease exposure may be raising knowledge of the negative health consequences of indoor biomass cooking smoke.

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