International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

International Journal of Advanced Education and Research


International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)

A study to assess the effectiveness of STP on knowledge regarding prevention of hepatitis B among the children 13-16 years studying in a selected school at Chidambaram


Dr. T Sasikala, Dr. S Kamala

Objectives: To assess the existing knowledge regarding prevention of hepatitis B among the [13-16] years school age children at Chidambaram. To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching of hepatitis B among the [13-16] years school age children at Chidambaram. Method: The present study was conducted on a sample of 100 school children. A quasi experimental design was used. The structured interview schedule was used to collect the data. Result: The pre test revealed that the knowledge on prevention of hepatitis B among the [13-16] years school age children before the STP programme, 94 (94%) students had inadequate knowledge and 6 (6%) students had moderately adequate knowledge. After the STP programme, in the post-test 13 (13%) students had moderately adequate knowledge and 87 (87%) students had adequate knowledge on prevention of hepatitis. This reveals that the STP was very effective and improved the knowledge level of the students on hepatitis. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that the knowledge of the students regarding the prevention of hepatitis A, B and C was inadequate after the Structured Teaching Programme the knowledge has improved.
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