Whether a video awareness programme is effective in increasing the knowledge of primary school teachers regarding ADHD? An experimental study

Yesodharan, Renjulal and Nayak, Asha K (2012) Whether a video awareness programme is effective in increasing the knowledge of primary school teachers regarding ADHD? An experimental study. i-manager's Journal on Nursing, 1 (4). pp. 22-28.

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Abstract

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorder of childhood. For working effectively with students diagnosed with ADHD, teachers need to be knowledgeable not only about the etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of the disorder; they also need to know how to implement educational interventions that have been shown to have positive outcomes for students with ADHD. The study aims to assess the existing knowledge and belief of primary school teachers regarding ADHD. Furthermore, the study evaluates the effectiveness of a video awareness programme in terms of gain in knowledge score regarding ADHD. This is a pre- experimental study that was conducted in Block Resource Centre, Udupi. Primary school teacher’s knowledge regarding ADHD was measured by using KADDS. A Pre-test was conducted before giving awareness video program and a post-test was conducted after 7 days. The effectiveness of the video awareness was analysed by paired t test. The average knowledge of primary school teachers regarding ADHD was 14.78 ± 4.038 There was a significant improvement in the knowledge of primary school teachers regarding ADHD after viewing video awareness program (10.267 ± 4.290, t=18.538 p <0.001). The study finding suggests the primary school teachers had inadequate knowledge regarding ADHD and video awareness programme on ADHD is an effective method to improve knowledge on ADHD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge, primary school teachers, video awareness program
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 04:23
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2013 04:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78386

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