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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Tobacco Chewing among Adolescents in Selected Government Schools in Rural Area of Indore City

Ishtiyak Khan

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study was carried out to find out the awareness of adolescentson knowledge and attitude regarding tobacco chewing. Tobacco Use is the single largest cause of disease and premature death in the world. Being the only consumer product which kills one half of its regular users, tobacco is directly responsible for 5.4 million deaths annually. In India, tobacco is responsible for over 8 lakh deaths each year. Tobacco use normally starts as a temporary pleasure that become a costly and risky past time when it ends up in addiction or with serious medical problem. The best success with quitting is when it occurs early. As I mentioned in the beginning of the module, every quitter should be proud of kicking either by self or with help as well as encourage others to quit , This study help to increase knowledge regarding tobacco chewing ,its effects, and help adolescents to quit tobacco chewing. Objectives of the study ? To assess the pretest knowledge regarding tobacco chewing among adolescents in selected government schools ? To assess the pretest attitude regarding tobacco chewing among adolescents in selected government schools ? To assess the effectiveness of self-instructional module on knowledge and attitude regarding tobacco chewing among adolescents in selected government school ? To find out the significant association between pre-test knowledgeand attitude score with selected demographic variables. Methodology Pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design, A Pre experimental research approach was used to find out the effectiveness ofSIM on adolescents on knowledge and attitude regarding tobacco chewing ? An evaluative approach with one group pre-test, post-test design was used for the study. They were chosen by convenient sampling technique.The sample consisting of 60 adolescents. The study was conducted adolescents who are selected government schools of Indore city The data was collected prior and after the administration of self-instructional module through a structured questionnaire. Results The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The knowledge gained through self-instructional module was good as it was evidence with a highly significant difference (t=12.126 for knowledge and t=21.206 for attitude, (P

Keywords: tobacco chewing, adolescents,self-instructional module,knowledge, attitude cancer nicotine.

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing

Pages: 1549 - 1553

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Ishtiyak Khan, "A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Tobacco Chewing among Adolescents in Selected Government Schools in Rural Area of Indore City", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i3/show_abstract.php?id=ART20196415, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 1549 - 1553

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