A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescent Girls on Teenage Pregnancy at Thottipalayam, Coimbatore

Jeyasutha, P (2011) A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescent Girls on Teenage Pregnancy at Thottipalayam, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, K.G. College of Nursing, Coimbatore.


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Teenage pregnancy is a complex issue with many reasons for concern. Teenagers don’t receive timely prenatal care. And they have a higher risk of pregnancy, high blood pressure and its complication, premature birth, low birth weight. It is one of the major areas of concern during adolescent is teenage pregnancy. The main focus of the study was to evaluate the level of knowledge and attitude among adolescent girls of teenage pregnancy. The conceptual frame work developed for the study was based on pander’s health promotion model. An extensive review of literature, professional experience and expert’s guidance helped the investigator to design the methodology. This study was conducted in Thottipalyam village at Coimbatore. The population of the study were considered as adolescent girls’ age group between 13-18 years. Purposive sampling technique was selected; one group pre-test and post-test design was used. The data was collected by using structured questionnaire and rating scale for knowledge and attitude in various aspects of teenage pregnancy. The questionnaire included 6 questions regarding general information, 2 questions related to causes and risk factor, 5 questions related to consequences and diagnosis, 5 questions related to effects, 7 questions related to prevention and complication of teenage pregnancy and 10 attitude statements in all aspects of teenage pregnancy. The content validity of tool was obtained by various experts from community health nursing department. The pilot study was conducted with 10 samples in Kurumbampalyam, in Coimbatore. The pilot study, established the practicability and feasibility hence, the investigator proceeded for the main study. The main study was conducted at Thottipalyam, Coimbatore. Post test was conducted on 7th day after education by using the same questionnaire and attitude rating scale to find the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding teenage pregnancy. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the frequency mean and standard deviation and the comparision and association of adolescent girls on teenage pregnancy. Association was found by using chisquare test. The pre test knowledge result showed that there was an association between the age and knowledge of adolescent girls and sources of information knowledge of adolescent girls and there was no association between education and knowledge occupation and knowledge and parent’s occupation and knowledge of adolescent girls. Where as in pre test attitude score a significant relationship between the age and parent’s occupation and no association between education, occupation and attitude and sources of information and attitude of adolescent girls o teenage pregnancy. ‘t’ test was used to analyse the effectiveness of education on teenage pregnancy among adolescent girls. It was found that ‘T’ value was statistically significant at 5% level. This shows that structured teaching programme was effective.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Attitude, Adolescent Girls, Teenage Pregnancy, Thottipalayam, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Community Health Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 20:28
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 20:28
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13017

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