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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Knowledge and possession of mobile phone by rural women: An impact study

Author(s):

Nithyshree DA, Geeta Channal, Rekha Rayangoudar and Roopa Malabasari

Abstract:
Mobile is very essential tool in day today life. It strengthens the relationship with other members. It also helps during emergency situation but in rural India majority of women do not use mobile phones or they do not know how to use mobile. Also this is not just a matter of owning a mobile device but a matter of freedom and empowerment. Hence this study was conducted at Sulla village to find out the knowledge level and possession of mobile phone by rural women. This was carried out with the sample size of 70 rural women. The results indicated that, 77.1 percent of women use their own mobile with Airtel network. During pre test more than half percent of rural women (54.30%) had medium level of knowledge and after training programme, majority of the women were found to be in the high knowledge category (94.30%). The study also finds out that the main reason for owning a mobile phone was to contact family members (98.50%). Out of total variables, age and extension contact exhibited significant relationship with knowledge towards usage of mobile.

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How to cite this article:
Nithyshree DA, Geeta Channal, Rekha Rayangoudar and Roopa Malabasari. Knowledge and possession of mobile phone by rural women: An impact study. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):938-941.

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