Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Addiction Among Adolescents

Friday, 25 July 2014: 1:30 PM

Umapathi Mariappan, PhD
Faculty of Nursing, MAHSA UNIVERSITY, kualalumpur, Malaysia

Purpose: This study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) on Addiction {related to alcohol abuse} among adolescents in selected schools of Salem District, Tamil Nadu State

Methods: Quantitative approach with one group pre test, post test quasi experimental design was adopted for this study. Cluster random sampling technique was used to select the study area and purposive non - random sampling technique was used to select the sample (Rural n =200, Urban n=200). Adolescents between the age group of 15-17 years and who were studying 10thclass in selected schools in rural and urban area of Salem district were selected. Self administered structured questionnaire was used as a tool. On the first day, pre test was administered and the second day STP was intervened to the selected sample. After 10 working days, post test was conducted by using the same structured questionnaire. A formal written permission was obtained from school authority and consent was obtained from the sample. The data obtained was analyzed by using Descriptive & Inferential Statistics.

Results: Overall post test knowledge score on alcohol abuse showed that, majority of the sample had good knowledge. The urban school adolescents gained more knowledge than rural school adolescents (Urban 93% and Rural 84.5%). The STP implementation was effective on alcohol abuse (Paired ‘t’ value = Rural 77.020 and Urban 92.328; P<0.000).

Conclusion: Significant differences were identified between adolescents of rural and urban school on their knowledge level on alcohol abuse.The results indicated the STP intervention was very effective in enhancing the knowledge of adolescents on alcohol abuse.