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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Assess the awareness regarding hazards of plastic bag use among adults

Author(s):
Chitrakshi Khairnar, Shiya Rose G Shaji, Dipak Khemnar, Sandarbh Vyas, Anosh Gadkari and Dr. Sujita Devi
Abstract:
Plastic bags have become a staple commodity in our day-to-day life. They are easily available, light weight, strong and cheap because of which they are popularly used. After usage, haphazard disposal of plastic bags is bound to have severe repercussions in the near future. A study was undertaken to assess the awareness regarding hazards of plastic bag use among adults in selected areas of Pune city. The objectives of the study were to assess the awareness regarding hazards of plastic bag use among adults and associate the awareness scores with the selected demographic variables. The study adopted descriptive research design. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to assess the awareness regarding the hazards of plastic bag use among adults. The reliability of questionnaire was determined by test-retest method. The value of ‘r’ was found to be 0.789; the value ranges anywhere from 0.0 to 1 with higher values indicating greater degree of reliability. A structured questionnaire was developed which was validated by experts. A descriptive non-experimental study was conducted on 200 adults. After doing the pilot study the tool was found to be feasible. For the main study the data was collected by non-probability sampling method. The collected data was analysed and interpreted based on the objectives. In this study descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse data. The findings of the study show that 95% of the samples were aware regarding hazards of plastic bag use and 5% samples were unaware regarding hazards of plastic bag use. Out of demographic variables such as age, gender, education and occupation there was a significant association between awareness score of adults and their education (p<0.05) of the samples.
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How to cite this article:
Chitrakshi Khairnar, Shiya Rose G Shaji, Dipak Khemnar, Sandarbh Vyas, Anosh Gadkari, Dr. Sujita Devi. Assess the awareness regarding hazards of plastic bag use among adults. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):139-143.

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