International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part C (2017)
Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding eating disorders among teenage girls of selected school, Indore
L Tamphasana Devi and Stella YD
A teenager, or teen, is a young person whose age falls within the range from 13 -19. A teenage is the period of transition from childhood to maturity with rapid physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth. Due to inadequate fulfillment of needs and deprivation in various aspects, adolescents are vulnerable to different problems. Eating disorder is one of the major and prevalent disorders in teenagers.
Methodology: A quasi –experimental approach with pre-test and post-test design was adopted in order to evaluate the effectiveness of STP to create the knowledge about eating disorders among teenage girls of Mathura Devi school, Indore, M.P. A total of 30 girls selected by random sampling method was included in the study. Structured knowledge questionnaire was administered to assess the knowledge regarding eating disorders.
Results: Majority of girls 39 (78%) belong to the age group of 13-16 yrs. Majority of students 40 (40%) live in nuclear family. The majority of students father’s education and mother’s education also 35 (70%) and 30 (60%) was higher secondary. Monthly family income was above Rs.15001. 30% of the residential area wise distribution were rural and 70% were from urban. Most of the respondent belongs to Christian & Hindu religion and remaining 3.33% were Muslim. There was effectiveness of STP among the group as shown by the paired pre-test which was used for comparison between pre-test and post knowledge.
Conclusion: The findings of the study showed that the STP was effective in all areas in improving the knowledge of teenage girls regarding eating disorders.
How to cite this article:
L Tamphasana Devi and Stella YD. Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding eating disorders among teenage girls of selected school, Indore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(10): 202-204.