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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 36-41

Effectiveness of an educational package on “Prevention Of Substance Abuse on Knowledge, Attitude And Practice Of Girls In Selected Colleges Of Delhi


1 Clinical Instructor, RAK College of Nursing, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India
2 Dean Nursing, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
3 Formerly Faculty, RAK College of Nursing, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.262448

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A study to determine the extent of substance use and to assess the effectiveness of an educational package on prevention of substance use in terms of knowledge, attitude and practice of girls in selected colleges of Delhi. The research design adopted was pre experimental one group pre test post test design. Data was collected from 200 students of Delhi University with the help of structured knowledge questionnaire, attitude scale and practice checklist. The obtained data was analysed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of frequency, percentage, mean, median, standard deviation and “t value”. Findings suggested that 33.5% girls used tobacco, and 45.5% girls used alcohol. The obtained mean difference (8.7) for knowledge was found to be statistically significant as evident from ‘t’ value 41.43 for Df=199 at 0.05 level of significance.The obtained mean difference for attitude was found to be statistically significant as evident from ‘t’ value 42.74 for df=199 at 0.05 level of significance. The obtained mean difference (3.13) for practice was found to be statistically significant as evident from ‘t’ value (10.1)for df= 199 at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: Educational package in the form of a booklet, pamphlets, power point presentation and games related to substance abuse was an effective method of teaching college girls about prevention of substance abuse as it not only provided them with the necessary learning and interactive material but also serves as a source of reference for them and their peers.


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