A Pre Experimental study to assess the Effectiveness of multimedia package on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Substance use among Youth Club Members at selected setting, Chennai

Allwyn Prem Raj, P (2012) A Pre Experimental study to assess the Effectiveness of multimedia package on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Substance use among Youth Club Members at selected setting, Chennai. Masters thesis, Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Substance use refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances including alcohol and other illicit drugs. Psychoactive substances can lead to dependence syndrome –a cluster of behavioral, cognitive and physiological phenomenon that develops after repeated substance use and that typically includes a strong desire to take drugs, difficulty in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to substance use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance and sometimes a physical withdrawal state. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the existing level of knowledge and attitude regarding substance use among youth club members. 2. To assess the effectiveness of multimedia package on knowledge and attitude regarding substance use among youth club members. 3. To correlate the mean differed knowledge score with attitude score. 4. To associate the mean differed level of knowledge and attitude among youth with their selected demographic variables. METHODOLOGY: RESEARCH DESIGN: Pre-experimental one group pre-test and post-test design. SETTING: The study was conducted in SIGA youth club, Taylor’s road, Chennai. SAMPLE: 60 youth club members, who are registered in the youth club, between the ages of 18-26 years. MEASUREMENT AND TOOL: Self- administered structured questionnaire for knowledge and attitude scale was used to assess the knowledge and attitude of youth club members regarding substance use. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. RESULTS: • In the pre-test level for knowledge majority 39[65%] of the youth club members had moderately adequate knowledge, 21[35%] of them had inadequate knowledge and none of them had adequate knowledge and for attitude19 [31.6%] had moderately favorable attitude and 41[68.3%] had favorable attitude regarding substance use. • In the post-test level of knowledge and attitude 29 [48.3%] had moderately adequate knowledge and 31 [51.6%] had adequate level of knowledge regarding substance use, with respect to attitude 59[98.3%] had favourable attitude and only 1 [1.6%] had moderately favorable attitude. • There is a significant relationship between mean differed knowledge score and attitude score. • There is statistically significant association of mean differed level of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables. DISCUSSION: Majority of the youth club members 51.6% exhibited adequate knowledge and 98.3% of them had exhibited favorable attitude towards substance use in the post-test. This shows that the multimedia package is effective and relevant in promotion of knowledge and attitude regarding substance use among the youth. IMPLICATION: The psychiatric nurse practitioner has a primary responsibility in creating awareness regarding substance use among the younger population, in order to prevent complication that occurs with respect to the use of substances. The nurse as a primary care giver is accountable for creating the awareness and developing a positive attitude regarding ill- effects of substance use among the younger population and preventing the use of substances by bringing about a behavioural change through various interventional programmes by different modes and means.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, multimedia package, Knowledge, Attitude, Substance, Youth Club Members, selected setting, Chennai.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 13:16
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2020 13:16
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13052

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