International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part G (2016)
Effect of structured teaching program on knowledge and attitude regarding preconception care among adolescent girls
Preconception care is an essential component of reproductive health which focuses on the conditions and risks that could affect a woman if she becomes pregnant. Every woman of reproductive age who is capable of becoming pregnant is a candidate for preconception care, regardless of whether she is planning to conceive. The present study aims at assessing the effect of structured teaching program on knowledge and attitude regarding preconception care among adolescent girls at selected Higher Secondary School, Thrissur. It was a pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design, based on Nola.J. Pender Health Promotion Model. The tools used were structured knowledge questionnaire and semi–structured 5 point Likert scale on attitude followed by structured teaching programme on preconception care. The result revealed that the mean pre–test score on knowledge and attitude was 7.167 and 16.37, after rendering STP mean score has been increased to 28.93 and 48.70 respectively, calculated t value for knowledge and attitude was found to be 32.29 and 38.22 (p<0.001) which is highly significant at 0.01 level respectively. The study showed that there was no correlation between the levels of knowledge with attitude of adolescent girls and there was a significant association found between the levels of knowledge of adolescent girls with selected demographic variable (monthly family income).
How to cite this article:
Gayatri G Krishnan, Joona Joseph, Maheswari B. Effect of structured teaching program on knowledge and attitude regarding preconception care among adolescent girls. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(4):435-439.