The Sustainable Development Goals were framed to address the world’s major development challenges with health and its related areas as the prime focus. In India, considerable progress has been made in the field of basic universal education, gender equality in education, and global economic growth but still there is slow progress in the improvement of health indicators related to mortality, morbidity, and various environmental factors contributing to poor health conditions and many more factors were responsible to cause disease. PHWs, who provide all the basic health care to community, also deliver inexpensive, life saving, comprehensive services. They greatly contribute toward achievement of health related SDGs. Objectives of the study: 1) To assess the knowledge of peripheral health workers regarding selected sustainable development goals; 2) To assess the attitude of peripheral health workers regarding selected sustainable development goals; 3) To find the correlation between knowledge score and attitude score regarding selected sustainable development goals among peripheral health workers; 4) To find out association between knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables. Methods: Quantitative research approach with descriptive study design was used and the study was conducted at selected PHCs of Anand district. Total 159 samples were selected by using Purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by using Structured Knowledge Questionnaire and Likert’s Scale. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Result of personal data showed Mean Age of PHWs was 36.459 ± 7.58, whereas that majority 138 (86.6%) were female PHWs and majority 134 (84.4%) were married about religion, majority 126 (79.2%) were Hindu, around 112 (70.4%)
had a above 4-year of work experience while majority 112 (70.4%) had got knowledge from health personnel and majority 70 (44%) had attended training on MDGs/SDGs whereas majority 117 (73.6%) of ASHAs; regarding level of knowledge out of 154 (96.9%) had average knowledge, also revealed about majority 156 (98.1%) had favorable attitude regarding selected SDGs; the correlation coefficient showed there was significant positive correlation found between the knowledge score and attitude score of the PHWs; there was no significant association found between knowledge scores with demographic variable except religion variable, the obtained data χ2 = 7.285 (p < 0.05) of religion variable. Hence there was a significant association between religion variable with knowledge score. Hence it indicated that there is a significant association between religion variable with knowledge score; there is no significant association found between demographic variables with attitude score. Conclusion: Investigator concluded that 96.9% had average knowledge and none of peripheral health workers had good knowledge; regarding 98.1% had favorable attitude, whereas found significant positive correlation between knowledge and attitude score. There was no significant association found between knowledge score with demographic variable except religion variable the obtained data χ2 = 7.285 (p < 0.05) of religion variable. Hence there was a significant association between religion variable with knowledge score. There was no significant association found between demographic variables with attitude score. Hence it indicated that an average knowledge and favorable attitude of PHWs will ultimately help to Country for achieving SDGs by 2030.
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Talpada, P. G. and Sarate, S. (2019). A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Selected Sustainable Development Goals among Peripheral Health Workers Working in Selected PHCs of Anand District. Open Access Library Journal, 6, e5131. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105131.
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