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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-17

Effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding hazards of substance abuse among adolescent boys of higher secondary school

Department of Nursing, MMINSR SKIMS Soura, Srinagar Kashmir, India

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Ms. Perkash Kour
Department of Nursing,MMINSR SKIMS Soura, Srinagar Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IOPN.IOPN_10_20

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Background: Adolescent is a stage of struggle for identity. It is evidenced by rebelliousness, adventure seeking behavior and oppositional defiance. The future citizens are at great risk for early ignition to drugs. Substance abuse is a common social problem, not only in India but throughout the world. The problem of substance abuse is growing at an explosive rate and in just little over a decade it has spread its malevolent tentacles to almost every part of the globe. Aim: This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding substance abuse among adolescent boys studying in 10th class by conducting pretest before intervention and posttests after intervention on 7th day. Materials and Methods: Pre-experimental one group pre-test and post-test design was used for this study. The sample of 60 students studying 10th standard were selected using purposive sampling technique consists of adolescent age of 16-17yrs, from selected govt. higher secondary school Srinagar J&K. Self Strutured knowledge questionnaire (pre-test post-test) were administered. The effectiveness of Strutured Teaching Programme (STP) was determined by comparing pre-test post-test knowledge scores. Results: The study findings showed that there was significant increase in knowledge score after exposure to structured teaching programme on substance abuse. There was statistically significant association between the level of knowledge gain and fathers occupation at P = 0.034. Conclusion: The study concluded that the mean difference between pre-test and post test knowledge score was 11.317. It has been proved statistically that the STP has an effect on increasing the knowledge regarding substance abuse among high school students.

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