Journal of Nursing Practices and Research
A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knwoledge and Pratice Regarding Domestic Waste Management among Households in a Selected Urban Community

R Padma Hepsiba 1*, Priya Nair 2, Amritha Krishna 3, Christina Romiya Jose 4, Kajol Chauhan 5, Manisha 6, Neethu Thomas 7, Srada Suresh 8

Journal of Nursing. 2022 April; 2(1): 39-40. Published online 2022 April

Introduction: There are eight major categories of waste management, and each of them can be divided into numerous sub-categories. The categories include source reduction and reuse, animal feeding, recycling, composting, fermentation, landfills, incineration, and land application. Domestic waste is waste that is generated as a result of the ordinary day-to-day use of a domestic premise and is either taken from the premises by or on behalf of the occupier who generated the waste; without consideration (e.g., payment, reward or other benefit); or collected by or on behalf of a local government as part of a waste collection and disposal system.
• To assess the knowledge regarding the domestic waste management among the household in the selected community.
• To assess the practice of the domestic waste management by the household in the selected community.
Research Approach Quantitative Research Study design: Descriptive design.
Tool: Structured questionnaire Sampling Technique: convenient sampling. Research Setting: NC(E) Quarters of CHAFB.
Result: The study revealed that 10% had a poor knowledge, 76.7% had a moderate knowledge and 13.3% had a good knowledge regarding domestic waste management. It also showed that 6.7% had poor practice, 53% had a moderate practice and 40% had satisfactory practice of domestic waste.

Keywords: Knowledge, Practice, Domestic waste, domestic waste management, selected urban community.

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