Effectiveness of sensitization programme on knowledge and attitude towards drinking and alcoholism among students at selected colleges in Coimbatore

Antro Berrin, W A (2016) Effectiveness of sensitization programme on knowledge and attitude towards drinking and alcoholism among students at selected colleges in Coimbatore. Doctoral thesis, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

Effectiveness of sensitization programme on knowledge and attitude towards drinking and alcoholism among students at selected colleges in Coimbatore Background of the study: Drinking at college has become a ritual that students often see it as an integral part of their higher education experience. Some students come to college with established drinking habits and the college environment can exacerbate the problem but in many students the journey with alcohol starts there. Objective of the Study: To assess the effectiveness of sensitization programme on knowledge and attitude towards drinking and alcoholism among students Research Methodology: The study was conducted in PSG College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore and the research design adopted was Quasi-experimental One group pre-test post-test design. Based on the inclusion criteria, 174 samples were selected. The pre-test score of knowledge and attitude level were assessed by a structured questionnaire and standardized attitude scale respectively. Sensitization program on alcoholism and its effects was given after the pre-test and the post-test assessment was done 7 days after the programme by using the same tool. Major Findings of the Study: The study finding displayed an increase in the knowledge level following the sensitization programme (t value=26.9 at p<0.05). In this study, the statistical analysis showed that there was an association between demographic variables like gender and monthly income with pre-test knowledge level at p<0.05. Conclusion: This study results show that the sensitization programme has helped the students gain knowledge regarding drinking and alcoholism.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sensitization programme; drinking; alcoholism; knowledge; attitude
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 06:21
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 06:21
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2790

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