Effectiveness of Planned Health Teaching on Knowledge regarding Swine Flu among Adolescents in selected School
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Most of the developing countries suffer from the twin scourges of large population, with vast members living in poverty and subhuman living conditions more than half of the population lives below the breadline, which leads to nutritional deficits. Frequent episodes of infectious diseases further sap away, the already poor nutrition status and swine flu is one of the current influenza A type virus which affects on childrens health immediately. The present study was aimed to assess the “effectiveness of planned health teaching on knowledge regarding swine flu among adolescents in selected school” in view of the nature of the problem under
Study and to accomplish the objectives of the study, evaluative approach was found to be appropriate to describe the knowledge of adolescents regarding swine flu.
1) To assess the pre test knowledge regarding swine flu among adolescents in selected school 2) To evaluate the effectiveness of planned health teaching regarding swine flu 3) To find out the association between selected demographic variable and pre test level of knowledge regarding swine flu.
Material and Methods
One group pre test post test quasi experimental design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of planned health teaching on swine flu among adolescents in selected school. Study was conducted in selected school, sample selected for present study comprised of 60 adolescents of selected school. Pre test was given to assess the existing knowledge, using a structured questionaire, planned health teching was also administered on the same day and post test was conducted using same questionaire. collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Majority of the adolescents (70%) had very good knowledge score in the post test as compared to the pre test and the mean post test knowledge score (x2= 16.45) was apparently higher than the mean pre test knowledge score (x1= 11.25) suggesting that the planned teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of adolescents on swine flu.
Findings shown that the planned health teaching was effective in improving the knowledge of adolescents at selected school. Studies of this kind should be an ongoing process to make the public aware of the importance of early detection of swine flu and how to prevent it.
Effectiveness, planned health teaching, swine flu, adolescents.