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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Prevention of Malaria among Students of Senior Secondary School Kota
Himmat Kumar Soni
Abstract: Background: Communicable diseases are life threatening diseases and affect the individual, family and community. Among the many communicable diseases, Malaria is a protozoan disease, which has demonstrated divesting impact in almost whole of India. Malaria is very common disease in community. Malaria is the disease responsible for very high mortality and morbidity. It is related to breeding of mosquitoes, malaria is caused by sporozoan of the genus plasmodium and it transmitted to man by species of infective female anopheles mosquitoes called vectors or carriers. Methods: The study followed an evaluative research approach with one group pre test post test design to evaluate the effectiveness of STP on knowledge regarding factors causing psychosocial problems among adolescence in selected senior secondary school in kota. Purposive sampling technique was used to select sixty senior secondary school adolescents as the study sample. A structured teaching programme was prepared based on review of literatures and expert?s suggestions. The tools were validated by experts. The pilot study was conducted in Bharat senior secondary school among 10 senior secondary school adolescents. The reliability of the tool was established by Spearman?s split half technique with r=0.96. The main study was conducted in Govt vocational senior secondary school. Pre test was administered to the sample for 40 minutes which was followed by structured teaching programme for 45 minutes. On the 7th day post test was conducted to the same sample using the same tool. Data gathered was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, paired? test and Chi square test. Results: The existing knowledge of senior secondary school adolescents revealed that there was a lack of knowledge in all aspects of knowledge regarding prevention of malaria among students of senior secondary school Overall post test mean knowledge score (16.53% & SD of 2.57 %) was higher when compared with pre test knowledge score (8.07% and SD 3.02%). The statistical paired ?t ? test implies that difference in pre test and post test knowledge found statistically significant at 5% level indicating the effectiveness of structured teaching programme. There was no significant association between pre test knowledge score and selected demographic variables. Conclusion: The major findings revealed that STP on knowledge regarding factors causing psychosocial problems among adolescence enhanced the knowledge of senior secondary school student regarding prevention of malaria among students of senior secondary school.
Keywords: Adolescence, Malaria, STP
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 811 - 815