Effectiveness of Interactive Session on Prevention of Adolescent Suicide

George, Linu Sara and D’Souza, Prima JJ (2015) Effectiveness of Interactive Session on Prevention of Adolescent Suicide. Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 80-82.

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Background: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Indian adolescents. The school personnel play an important role in the prevention of adolescent suicides. Aims and objectives: The study aimed at assessing the knowledge on prevention of adolescent suicide as measured by a knowledge questionnaire and determine the effectiveness of an interactive session in terms of gain in knowledge scores. Materials and methods: The study comprised 68 high school teachers conveniently selected from eight English medium high schools of Udupi Taluk.One group pre-test post-test design was used. The pre-test on prevention of suicide was conducted on the first day using structured knowledge questionnaire and post-test was conducted after seven days of completion of the interactive session. Results: Most of the participants in the study were females (86.8%). The age group of 21-30 years comprised 35.3 per cent, the educational ualification of B Sc B Ed, 51.5 per cent and teaching experience of 1-10 years, 58.8 per cent. Nearly half of the participants (48.5%) had average knowledge in the pre-test and about 69.1 per cent found to have good knowledge in post-test. There was significant improvement (Z=6.851, p=0.001) in knowledge after the interactive session. Conclusion: Study results conclude that interactive session on prevention of adolescent suicide has a significant effect on gaining knowledge among teachers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness; Interactive session; Knowledge; High school teachers
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2015 09:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144426

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