Effectiveness of life skill education package upon knowledge and attitude on HIV among adolescents in selected setting, Kanyakumari District

Selena Jones, J (2014) Effectiveness of life skill education package upon knowledge and attitude on HIV among adolescents in selected setting, Kanyakumari District. Masters thesis, St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Nursing, Chunkankadai.

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Abstract

A Quasi experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of Life skill education package upon knowledge and attitude on HIV among adolescents in selected settings, Kanyakumari District. The design adopted was Quasi experimental pretest post test control group design. Setting of the study was The Salvation Army Community Health and Development programme, Catherine booth hospital, Nagercoil. The sample size was 60 and drawn through purposive sampling technique. Pre test was conducted to assess the level of knowledge and attitude. Life skill education package was given for the study group. Post test was done on the seventh day after the pretest during data collection. The data gathered were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistical method and interpretations were made on the basis of the objectives of the study. Regarding the knowledge, in Study group, during the pre test, 22 (73.3%) had adequate knowledge, 8 (26.67%) had moderate level of knowledge, and none of them had adequate knowledge. In control group during the pre test 28 (93.3%) had poor knowledge, 2 (6.67%) had moderate level of knowledge, and none of them had poor knowledge. Regarding the attitude, in control group, during the pre test 4 (13.33%) had positive attitude, 21 (70%) had neutral attitude, 5 (16.67%) had negative attitude. In Study group during the pre test 27 (90%) had neutral attitude, 3 (10%) had negative attitude, and none of them 0 (0%) had positive attitude. Regarding the knowledge in study group, during the post test, 30 (100%) had adequate knowledge, 0 (0%) had moderate level of knowledge, 0 (0%) had poor knowledge. In Control group, 8 (26.7%) had moderate level of knowledge, 22 (73.3%) had poor knowledge, 5(16.7) and none of them had adequate knowledge. Regarding the attitude in study group during the post test, 21 (70%) had positive attitude, 9 (30%) had neutral attitude, 0 (0%) had negative attitude. In Control group, 15 (50%) had neutral attitude, 15 (50%) had negative attitude, 0(0%) and none of them had positive attitude. While comparing the post test level of knowledge in Study and control group the mean value of knowledge in study group was 13.5 and in control group was 4.13. The estimated ‘t’ value was 27.56 which is significant at p < 0.05. It shows that Life skill education package was effective in improving the knowledge among HIV affected adolescents. While comparing the post test level of attitude in Study and control group the mean value of attitude in study group was 73.5 and in control group the mean value was 36.16. The estimated ‘t’ value was 26 which is significant at p < 0.05. It shows that life skill education package was effective in improving the attitude. There is no significant association between the level of knowledge and attitude of HIV among HIV affected adolescents with their selected demographic variables in Study group and Control group.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No.301216955)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness ; life skill education package ; knowledge ; attitude ; HIV ; adolescents ; Kanyakumari District.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2018 01:38
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2018 01:38
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10199

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