Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: April-June | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 37-41
Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Health Consequences of Early Marriage and Late Marriage
Mrs. Nice Joseph
Assistant Professor, KLES institute of nursing sciences, Ankola, Uttar Kannada District, Karnataka.
Background: Marriage is the blending together of two lives, two personalities of the opposite sex for as long as two shall live in the world. Age of marriage can affect the health outcomes of the individuals (specially over women).
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding health consequences of early as well as late marriage among students of Vishwadarsan School of Nursing, Ankola.
Materials and Methods: An evaluative approach with quasi-experimental (Pre-test Post-test) design was adopted for the study. Thirty samples were selected through the Simple Random sampling technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire with 30 items was developed to assess the knowledge of students regarding health consequences of early marriage and late marriage.
Results: The study finding revealed that the structured teaching program was effective in improving the knowledge of the students regarding health consequences of early marriage and late marriage. There is significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge scores (t’ value = 7.8, p< 0.05). The mean pre-test score was 14.13 and mean post-test score was 18.19.
Conclusion: The researcher suggested to conduct similar studies with BCC (Behaviour Change Communication) among different age group of females (eg: adolescents, adult women, working women and mothers) and in various setting (eg: rural and urban area) to impart knowledge regarding health consequences of early marriage and late marriage.
Keywords: Health consequences, early marriage, late marriage.