International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 8, Issue 10 (2021)

Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of adolescent mental health problems: Original research article


Sudheesh S, S N Nanjunde Gowda

Background: Mental health is an integral part of overall health. Adolescence is a vulnerable period for mental health problems. About 10–20% of children and adolescents have a mental health problem of some type and this will adversely affect scholastic and overall development. Objectives: Objectives of the study are to assess the pre and posttest knowledge of school students in selected schools at Gonda, also, to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program from pretest and posttest. In addition to know the association of pretest knowledge with their socio-demographic data. Materials and methods: A structured knowledge questionnaire regarding prevention of adolescent mental health problems among the students was used to collect data. A total of 50 students were selected by simple random sampling method. The data collected was analyzed and interpreted based on descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The assessment of knowledge level of adults regarding effects of alcoholism revealed In pretest 36.0 % had poor 64.0 % had average good where as in posttest none of them have poor knowledge 10.0 % showed average 86.0 % of them with good and 4 % were excellent knowledge level on prevention of adolescent mental health problems. In post-test 10% of students had average knowledge, 86% of students had good knowledge and 4% of students had excellent knowledge regarding prevention of adolescent mental health problems. Conclusion: The findings of the study suggest that the students had little knowledge on prevention of adolescent mental health problems and that increased after the structured teaching program.
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Sudheesh S, S N Nanjunde Gowda. Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of adolescent mental health problems: Original research article . International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development. 2021; 8(10): 7-11.