Structured Teaching through a Picture Module on Child Sexual Abuse: A Potential Tool to Increase Knowledge among School Children

Noronha, Flavia Sharlet (2019) Structured Teaching through a Picture Module on Child Sexual Abuse: A Potential Tool to Increase Knowledge among School Children. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 13 (3). pp. 194-198. ISSN 0973-9122

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Abstract

Background: Sexually abusing a child by an adult or for that matter even by an adolescent for sexual stimulation is categorised as Child sexual abuse (CSA). It refers to the involvement of a child in a sexual act aimed towards the physical gratification or the financial profit of the abuser.Objective: The study was done to assess the knowledge of school children regarding child sexual abuse and to determine effectiveness of a structured teaching program implemented through a picture module by comparing the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores.Method: A quasi- experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used. Information was collected from 60 participants using a structured knowledge questionnaire. Pre-test was done to assess the knowledge of participants, then a structured teaching program through a picture module on child sexual abuse was implemented and it was followed by a post-test to find out the effectiveness.Results: Forty percent (40%) of the participants had previous information about good and bad touch, source of information for majority (31.6%) was television and only 8.33% had got information from parents. The mean knowledge score in pre-test was 5.75±2.37, whereas mean post test score was 14.67±3.22 with a mean difference of 8.92. The structured teaching program which was implemented through a picture module was found to be statistically significant (t=32.97, p=0.001) in improving the knowledge of the participants regarding CSA.Conclusion: CSA is preventable. Teaching program through a picture module helped to enhance knowledge of the participants regarding CSA

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child abuse; Picture module; Child sexual abuse; School children
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2019 04:29
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2019 04:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154397

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