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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 230) Last page : ( 236)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00047.2

Effectiveness of structured teaching program on sex education among adolescent girls in a selected school of Vadodara

Patel Keval*, Patel Anjali, Parmar Priyanka, Patel Archita, Parmar Reepal

Department of Community Health Nursing, Sumandeep Nursing College, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author Email: 9kevalpatel9@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.


Sex education is an important preventive and continuing approach to the care of preadolescent and adolescents. According to WHO young people aged 15–24 years acquire half of all new sexually transmitted disease and that 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females have an STD, such as Chlamydia or human Papillomavirus (HPV). OBJECTIVES: To assess the pre-test and post-test knowledge level regarding sex education among adolescent girls. To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on sex education by comparing pre-test and post-test knowledge score. To associate the pre-test knowledge level on sex education among adolescent girls with selected demographic variables. METHODOLOGY: The research design is pre-experimental. The research approach is a Quantitative. The study was conducted in Shree Ambe Vidyalaya, Waghodia road, Vadodara. The sample consisted of 100 adolescent girls. Structure knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge. Structured teaching program on sex education was the intervention of the study. In the present study 100 adolescent girls selected using Probability Simple random sampling technique. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: The overall Pretest mean knowledge score was found to be 45.9% with SD as 3.1. The overall Post test mean knowledge score was found to be 77.7% with SD as 2.9. The ‘t’ Test value was 31.49* (Significant at 5% level) which indicates the effectiveness of structure teaching on knowledge regarding sex education among adolescent girls There is a significant association between pre-test knowledge of mother with selected demographic variables such as age, educational status, religion, family type, monthly family income, education of father, source of information. However, the other selected demographic variables in the Pre test such as number of female siblings, ordinal position, education of mother, occupation of father and mother were found to be non-significant in the Pre test knowledge. CONCLUSION: The findings of the study makes the researcher hopeful that such initiatives has increased the adolescent girls’ knowledge regarding sex education.



Assess, Effectiveness, Structured teaching program, Knowledge, Sex Education.


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