A Quasi-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self-Care Measures on Pulmonary Functions among Petrol Pump Workers at Selected Petrol Pumps, Muzaffarnagar
Keywords:petrol fumes, pulmonary functions, Self-care measures, Petrol pump workers.
Background: Petrol pumps in India instead of being self-serviced, employ workers, increasing the opportunity for ex-posture to petroleum vapors and vehicular exhaust. This causes various health problems, particularly within lungs.
Material and methods: Quasi Experimental with time series design was used to conduct this study, non-Probability convenient was adopted to select the petrol pump workers. 50 petrol pump workers were selected in experimental group and 50 petrol pump workers were selected in control group.
Result and findings: It is revealed that, FVC scores between the group (F=28.79, and p=0.001) and within the interventional group (F=61.80, and p=0.001) were statistically significant and in control group (F= 2.51, and p=0.11) were not statistically significant and FEV1 scores between the group (F=11.50, and p=0.001) and within the interventional group (F=58.17, and p=0.001) and within control group (F= 19.89, and p=0.001) were statistically significant. The findings indicated FVC and FEV1 among PPW, improved after the intervention. There was a significant association between selected demographic variables and pulmonary functions of PPW between the study and control group.
Conclusion: The comparison of pre & post test scores on pulmonary functions of experimental and control group showed that, in the experimental group the post test scores were increased. It proved that the SCM on pulmonary functions was effective.
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