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IP Journal of Paediatrics and Nursing Science


Effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding knowledge regarding mental illness among adolescents


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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Manisha Gupta*

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 36

Article End Page : 41


Abstract

Mental health is an important aspect of individual’s total health status and it is a basic factor that contributes to the maintenance of physical health and social effectiveness. It means the ability to balance the feeling, desire, ambition and ideals in one’s daily life. It means the ability to face and accept the realities of life. Mental health is the ability to withstand stress. The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding knowledge of mental illness among adolescents in selected schools, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh. A pre experimental one group pre test post test research design was adopted. The 60 adolescents were selected by purposive sampling. Structured questionnaire were used for data collection. The findings shows that pre test score of 60 subjects only one had poor knowledge, 49 subjects had average knowledge and 18 subjects had good knowledge on mental illness. After planned teaching programme post test score there were no subjects with poor knowledge, majority of subjects 51 had good knowledge and only 9 had average knowledge.
The mean post test knowledge score was 23.77 which is higher than the mean pre-test score 17.95. These scores denote that the planned teaching programme was effective. This states that the research null hypothesis was rejected and alternative hypothesis was accepted. The significant difference between the two tests were tested by using paired‘t’ test the level of significance was set at 0.05 percent level. The computed ‘t’value 17.5473 and ‘p’ value .0001 (P<0>

Keywords: Assess, Knowledge, Effectiveness, Planned teaching programme, Adolescent, and Mental Illness.