Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 182-190
A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Prevention of Obesity among Adolescent Girls in Selected Schools of Joginder Nagar, Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh
Nursing Tutor1, Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, H.P.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. An evaluatory approach, pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design, 60 randomly selected (lottery method) students from two conveniently selected schools of district Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Planned teaching programme with the help of interactive lecture method was administered after the assessment of pre-intervention knowledge and attitude regarding prevention of obesity. Post intervention knowledge and attitude was assessed on the 7th day of the administration of planned teaching programme through the same structured knowledge questionnaire to assess knowledge and structured attitude scale was used to assess the attitude regarding prevention of obesity. The results of this study in general showed, the significant difference between the mean pre-test and post-test knowledge score (t59 =15.363, p<0.001) and attitude score (t59 =9.861, p<0.001). The significant difference was found in between all the areas. There were associations between the pre-test knowledge and attitude score and selected demographic variables. Hence it can be concluded that planned teaching programme was effective in improving knowledge and changing attitude regarding prevention of obesity among adolescent girls, which was evident in post-test knowledge score and attitude score.
Key words: Effectiveness, Planned Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Attitude, Obesity, Adolescent girls.