A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Kitchen Garden among Household Members of Selected Area of Bagalkot

Authors : Renukaraj Y. Nagammanavar; Deelip S. Natekar; PundaliK H; Pramod K; Pradeep K; Prashant G; Kamatar Soumya; Soumya B; Pooja H; Mithun H; Pavanakumar V

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8265581

In this 21st century kitchen garden is becoming a new trend in urban community. The people are near to disease conditions. Now a day’s expense is increasing and the uses of pesticides are also increasing. So, it becomes as a healthy hobby and gives pesticide free fresh vegetables. Currently research studies shows that only 20-sq. ft is only needed for 300 days vegetables for a small family. Every house hold members were more care about the health of their family. So, household members are the best population to make awareness about the importance of kitchen gardening. Then we can dream “Oota from our Thota”. Future of a country is in the hands of their people. Healthy individuals can only dream for a developed country. In this research the researcher examines to assess the knowledge and attitude of household members of the family regarding the importance of kitchen garden in selected urban community, Navanagar Bagalkot.  Aims  To assess the existing knowledge regarding the importance of kitchen garden among household members.  To assess the attitude regarding the importance of kitchen garden among household members.  To correlate the knowledge and attitude regarding the importance of kitchen garden among household members.  To find out the association of knowledge and attitude of household members with selected demographic variables.  Materials and Methods The research design selected for the study was A Non- experimental descriptive Co relational design was adopted for the study. This design was adopted to correlate the knowledge and attitude of household members regarding the importance of kitchen garden. A sample of 90 household members who fulfill the inclusion criteria. It consists of 3 sections. In that Section A: A self- administered structured questionnaire to assess the demographic variables, it consists of 11 items. Section B This includes 38 structured questions, which are categorized under three sub headings. Section C consists of 14 statements. Depicts that the correlation (r- value) between knowledge and attitude was r = 0.040. It shows that there is a negative linear correlation. The knowledge of the household members is low and the attitude was high.The overall tool consists of maximum score of 42. The total score of attitudes regarding importance of kitchen gardening with total score of mean of 23.78(56.6 mean percentage score) with SD of 3.49 and the score range between 25-36. There was a negative correlation between the knowledge and attitudes of household members regarding importance of kitchen gardening. The variables are correlated (r – value) between the knowledge vs.attitude is 0.040 at p>0.05, so the research hypothesis H1 was rejected.Conclusion The present study assessed the knowledge and attitude of household members regarding kitchen gardening.


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