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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 23) Last page : ( 25)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00006.3

Assess the Knowledge of Adolescents Regarding Alcoholism and Its Effects in a Selected Urban School at Mangalore with a View to Prepare a Pamphlet

Mrs. Shanthi S.1,*, Mrs.  Shambhavi2,**, Mrs. D'Souza Vinutha M3,***

1Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka. India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka. India

3Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka. India

*Corresponding Author Email: shantjoe82@gmail.com

**shambhavi.shettigar@yahoo.com

***vinurony@gmail.com

Abstract

Alcoholism is considered as a serious public health issue in India and at large in the world. Adolescence is a period of the life cycle when individuals are managing multiple and complex development tasks. They have less self control, emotional stability and more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs, and get in to trouble with the law. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of adolescents regarding alcoholism and its effects in an urban school at mangalore. A descriptive survey approach was adopted for the study. Sample of 100 male students between 14–17 years studying at Rosario English medium school at Mangalore were selected by simple random sampling (lottery method). A demographic variable and structured knowledge questionnaire was used for data collection. The result revealed that majority (80%) of the samples had average knowledge regarding alcoholism and its effects, 17% of the samples had poor knowledge and 3% of the adolescents had good knowledge regarding alcoholism and its effects and also found that there was a significant association of demographic variables such as religion and past experience of exposure to knowledge regarding alcoholism and its effect with knowledge score at P < 0.005 level of significance.

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Keywords

Adolescence, Alcoholism, Knowledge, Urban School.

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