Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part B (2017)
A pre experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on prevention of junk food among the nursing students of Shimla nursing college Annandale, Shimla. (H.P.)
Rekha, Richa, Shilpa, Shivani, Shweta Kaler, Shweta Verma, Veena, Deepkant Chaturvedi and Dr. Vikas Sood
Fast food is a name for food that is made and presented to costumers in short time. It is usually made with preheated or precooked ingredients, prepared in bulk and sold in packages for take-away. Junk food is term for food that has little nutritional value. Invention of the term is attributed to Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, who used it 1st in 1972. 85% students consume fast food and 54% eat junk food once a week between the age group 18 to 22 years. Junk food are the foods that are perceived to have little or no nutritional value [i.e. containing empty calories] to products with nutritional value, but also have ingredients consider unhealthy when regularly eaten, or those considered unhealthy to consume et al. A pre-experimental study was done in the campus of Shimla nursing college Annandale, Shimla H.P. on selected 60 nursing students of college to assess the effectiveness of a structured teaching program regarding junk food. The main objective was to generate and improve knowledge regarding junk food. The subjects were prone to get obesity according to their demographic variable study. The research approach adopted for the study was experimental research approach the variable under the study were structured teaching Programme (independent variable) knowledge and attitude (Dependent variable) the tool developed and used for data collection were structured knowledge questionnaires. The structured knowledge questionnaires comprised of 60 items to assess the knowledge of nursing students regarding junk food and maximum score for the structured knowledge questionnaires was 20 and minimum score was 10. The reliability of the tool was found to be significant = .951, by the means of Split Half Method. The study was conducted in the college premises starting with a pretest which gave a mean score of 11.7 and to check to effectiveness of STP a post was conducted by researchers which gave a mean score of 16.4,“t” value (t59=14.3) which was highly significant at p<=0.005level. Mean posttest fluency score 25.3 is higher than mean pretest fluency score 22.6. Calculated mean difference was 2.7 Thus there is a significant effectiveness in structured teaching program for improvement of fluency in students, so there was improvement in knowledge among selected nursing students about junk food.
How to cite this article:
Rekha, Richa, Shilpa, Shivani, Shweta Kaler, Shweta Verma, Veena, Deepkant Chaturvedi and Dr. Vikas Sood. A pre experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on prevention of junk food among the nursing students of Shimla nursing college Annandale, Shimla. (H.P.). International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(9): 113-116.