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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 519) Last page : ( 524)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00106.4

Effect of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Puberty among Pre-Adolescent Girls

Meenakshy Surya1,*, Mrs. Saramma N.B.2, Santhakumari D.3

1Department of Child Health Nursing, Sivagiri Sree Narayana Medical Mission College of Nursing, Varkala

2Associate Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing, Sivagiri Sree Narayana Medical Mission College of Nursing, Varkala

3Principal, Sivagiri Sree Narayana Medical Mission College of Nursing, Varkala

*Corresponding Author Email: suryameenakshi.77@gmail.com

Online published on 25 December, 2018.

Abstract

The study was conducted to assess the effect of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding puberty among pre-adolescent girls in a selected school at Varkala. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding puberty among pre-adolescent girls, determine the effect of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding puberty among pre-adolescent girls and find out the association between level of knowledge regarding puberty among pre-adolescent girls and selected socio demographic variables. The research approach was quantitative experimental. Eighty pre-adolescent girls from Sivagiri Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School, Varkala was selected by cluster sampling technique. Data collection tools were socio demographic variables to collect the base line data and self administered questionnaire to assess the level of knowledge of pre-adolescent girls regarding puberty. The tool was validated by experts from respective fields and reliability was assessed by Cronbach's Alpha method. Knowledge scores of preadolescent girls were assessed. Association between the level of knowledge of preadolescent girls and selected demographic variables were also assessed. Data analysis revealed that there was significant improvement in the level of knowledge of preadolescent girls after structured teaching programme (p<0.001). There was no significant association between level of knowledge of pre-adolescent girls and selected socio demographic variables.

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Keywords

Structured Teaching Programme; Puberty; Pre-Adolescent Girls.

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