Introduction: A teaching method comprises the principles and methods used for instruction. Commonly used teaching methods may include lecture, demonstration, video assisted teaching or combinations of these. The choice of teaching method to be largely depends on the information or skills that is being taught, and it may also be influenced by the aptitude and enthusiasm of the students.
Objectives: 1.To assess the existing knowledge regarding sexual abuse among theadolescentsof selected schools in Nagpur city. 2. To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding sexual abuse among the adolescents of a selected school in Nagpur city. 3. To associate the post test knowledge scores with selected demographic variables.
Methods: The investigators developed a conceptual framework which was based on cognitive learning theory. An evaluatory research approach was used quasi experimental research design [one group pre-test post-test research design ] was used. The tool used for the data collection was structured questionnaire which comprised of 25 multiple choice questions on sexual abuse and its prevention. The sample size was 30 and samples were girls from adolescents age group simple random sampling technique was used. The data collected was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of frequency, mean, standard deviation, chi square and paired‘t’ test. Results: The level of knowledge was categorized into 5 : excellent, good, average, poor, very poor. 12 (40%) adolescents had very poor knowledge, 08 (26%) had poor knowledge and 10 (34%) had average knowledge, 0(0%)had good knowledge, 0(0%) had excellent knowledge score in pre-test. 0(0%) adolescent girls had very poor knowledge, 0(%) had poor knowledge and 04(13.33%) had average knowledge, 06(20%)had good knowledge, 20(66.66%) had excellent knowledge in post-test. There is no association between knowledge score with demographic variables.
Conclusion: The study reveals that there is a deficit knowledge regarding sexual abuse and its prevention in pre-test. The post-test knowledge score were increased which reveals that structured teaching programme was effective on knowledge regarding sexual abuse and its prevention.
Priyanka Wankhede, Mahima Raiborde, Janet Tayade, Sakshi Dhawale, Irfan Sheikh. A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding sexual abuse and its prevention among the adolescents in selected school in Nagpur city. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2021;3(1):07-09.