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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021
A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Depression and its Prevention among the Students of Government P. G. College Solan H. P.
Pooja Tomar | Arpana Devi 
Abstract: Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood and thoughts. It is a common mental disorder characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration, are a leading cause of disability and a significant source of the burden of disease worldwide. The objectives of this study were to assess pretest level of knowledge among college students on depression and its prevention, to assess posttest level of knowledge among college students on depression and its prevention, to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding depression and its prevention among college students, to find out the association between pretest level of knowledge regarding depression and its prevention with their selected socio demographic variables. Pre-experimental research was conducted in 2021 in Govt. P. G college solan (H. P), sample of 80 students were selected by using convenient sampling technique. Result finding showed that mean pretest knowledge score was 18.15?6.690 and posttest mean knowledge score was 27.10?2.836 with mean difference of 8.950. paired ?t? test was applied and the value of ?t? was 10.614, ?p? is <0.001 which was found to be significant and effectiveness seen in knowledge level of 27.97%, which interpreted that majority of college students has gained knowledge to good level regarding depression and its prevention.
Keywords: Structured teaching program, depression, Knowledge, Prevention
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021,
Pages: 1361 - 1364