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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021
Effect of Information Booklet on Knowledge of Teenage Pregnancy among Teenage Girls in Selected Government Schools of Kamrup (M), Assam
Abstract: Background of the study: Teenage Pregnancy is a matter of public concern. Teenage pregnancy creates a negative impact and place the mother and baby at risk physically and mentally, which in turns make the society undeveloped. More commonly poverty, school dropout?s, practice of early marriage and inadequate knowledge on sex education leads to violation of human rights of an adolescent after resulting an abrupt end of childhood. Awareness on this aspect and relevant issues and the preventive strategies may influence the effectiveness of these methods. Thus, the present study was aims to evaluate the Effect of Information Booklet on Knowledge of Teenage Pregnancy among Teenage Girls in Selected Government Schools of Kamrup (M), Assam. Methodology: A quantitative evaluative approach and pre-experimental one-group pre-test and post-test design was adopted. Sample size was 90 and selected by using stratified random sampling technique. Data were collected through structured self-administered questionnaire. An information booklet was prepared and distributed among the students on the same day of pre-test. Seven days later post-test was conducted by using same questionnaire on knowledge regarding teenage pregnancy. Result: Data analysis was performed using SPSS. During pre-test mean value was 7.68 which has increased to 16.14 in post-test after administration of information booklet. The mean difference is 8.46. The calculated ?t? value 25.83 at df 89 which is highly significant at p<0.001. Among the variables, educational status of the students (?2=17.36, df=4) was found to be significantly associated with the knowledge of students on teenage pregnancy. Conclusion: On the basis of study findings, administration of information booklet on teenage pregnancy appears to be effective as it significantly increases the knowledge of teenage girls on teenage pregnancy.
Keywords: Teenage girl, Teenage pregnancy, Knowledge, Information Booklet
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021,
Pages: 50 - 53