Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: July | Volume: 3 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 70-73
Knowledge Regarding Substance Abuse among Higher Secondary School Students
Dinesh Kumar1, Harimati Huidrom2
1Associate Professor, School of Nursing Science & Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP.
2Staff Nurse, ESIC Hospital, Basaidarapur, New Delhi.
Corresponding Author: Dinesh Kumar
Adolescent drug abuse is one of the major areas of concern in adolescent and young people's behavior. Substance abuse is found in all age groups. But its prevalence is higher among adolescence and young adults, a large majority of who are students. They most widely use tobacco, alcohol and marijuana. The teens who abuse drugs and alcohol are at higher risk of physical and mental health problem. By seeing above factors the investigator strongly felt that education by structured teaching to higher secondary school students will bring awareness and help in reducing economical and psychological problems among adolescents and hence decreases economic burden on patient and country. By this study investigator will give planned teaching programme to prevent complications, and health teaching to the adolescents. It was educative and evaluative approach with quasi experimental (one group pre test, post test design). The study was conducted at higher secondary school at Hassan District, Karnataka. The target population was 60 selected by simple random sampling technique (lottery method). The method of data collection include 30 structured knowledge Questionnaire. The findings are Pre-test knowledge score was 35.1% with mean knowledge level 10.53+/- 1.32 and Post-test knowledge score was 80.8% with mean knowledge level 24.23+/- 1.8. The hypothesis has accepted with the calculated paired t-test that was significant at the level of (P=0.001). According to the findings of the study statistically significant association was present between the level of knowledge gain and age, place of residence and type of family at the P<0.001.
Key Words: Knowledge, secondary school students, structured teaching programme, substance abuse.