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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023
Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Human Papilloma Virus Infection and Vaccine among Adolescent Girls
Jyoti Dhangal | Kamla Tanwar  | Shashi Kiran 
Abstract: Introduction: Adolescent health is the range of approaches for preventing, detecting or treating young people?s health and wellbeing. Adolescent health also encompasses children's and young people's sexual and reproductive health. HPV infection occurs in women of all age groups. Human Papilloma Virus is a causative agent of cervical cancer. Vaccination against HPV is an important mode of primary prevention against cervical cancer. Therefore, the awareness and knowledge of HPV infection and the attitude toward HPV vaccines among adolescent girls should be known. So, structured teaching programme (STP) was developed and administered to improve knowledge and attitude regarding Human Papilloma Virus Infection and Vaccine among adolescent girls. Material and methods: A pre- experimental study was conducted in the month of January, 2021 at Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya Lakkar Bazar Shimla Himachal Pradesh. 60 adolescent girls were selected by using convenience sampling technique. Pre-test was conducted. Structured teaching programme (STP) regarding Human Papilloma Virus Infection and Vaccine was provided to the samples. Then after seven days post-test was conducted. Data was collected by using self-structured questionnaire and a Likert scale. Gathered data was analysed by calculating mean, median, mean percentage, mean difference, standard deviation, paired t-test to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme and chi square test to find association of knowledge with selected socio-demographic variables. Results: The study findings showed that post-test mean score of knowledge and attitude regarding Human Papilloma Virus Infection and Vaccine among adolescent girls has statistically improved which was statistically significant. Conclusion: Statistical analysis of data reveals that structured teaching programme (STP) was effective in enhancing knowledge and attitude of Adolescent Girls regarding Human Papilloma Virus Infection and Vaccine.
Keywords: Attitude, Human Papillomavirus, HPV vaccine, adolescent girls, STP
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,
Pages: 225 - 228
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