A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of an Awareness Programme on knowledge on Substance Abuse and its Consequences among the Students of a Selected Preuniversity College of Udupi District, Karnataka

Theou, Charis I and Nayak, Asha K and Jose, Tessy Treesa (2015) A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of an Awareness Programme on knowledge on Substance Abuse and its Consequences among the Students of a Selected Preuniversity College of Udupi District, Karnataka. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 5 (1). pp. 53-57. ISSN 2249-7110

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Abstract

Background : Adolescence is a fluctuating period wherein they love to do things as they wish and something that gives them a thrill without reasoning and hence they need to be guided. Objective : Determine the knowledge and find the effectiveness of an awareness program on substance abuse and its consequences among the PU College students.Find the association between the pretest knowledge scores and the selected variables like age, gender, monthly income of parents,and education of parents, birth order and history of substance abuse in the family.Method :A Pre-test post-test design was used. Fifty three students from Udupi district was selected by convenient sampling. The tool used was knowledge questionnaire on substance abuse and its consequences. Demographic proforma was used to collect the background information. SPSS software version 16 was used for data analysis.Results : Pretest knowledge shows that 91% of the students had average knowledge and about 2% of the students had poor knowledge whereas only 7% had good knowledge. The post-test result shows that 28(52.8%) students had good knowledge on substance abuse and its consequences. The indices show a steady increase in knowledge from 7.5 % during the pre-test to 52.8% during the posttest with a mean difference of 4.23 between pre-test and post-test at 0.05 level of significance(p>0.001) Conclusion : Awareness programme helps students to gain knowledge and helps in enlightening their future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness programme; Knowledge; Substance abuse
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2015 04:17
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2015 04:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141420

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