Effectiveness of STP on Knowledge Regarding Substance Abuse among Adolescents: A Pre-experimental Study

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Year : 2023 | Volume :8 | Issue : 1 | Page : 22-27

    Kiranbir Kaur

  1. Assistant Professo, Department of Nursing, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Government medical college, Amritsar, Punjab,


Background of the study: Substance abuse is a social evil found worldwide. It is prevalent mostly in young children and especially males. Large proportion of world’s population is now under the threat of substance abuse. It is maladaptive pattern of drug use leading to impairment or distress in social and occupational functioning manifested by failure to fulfil major roles. Among the environment factors attributed to drug dependence are rapid technological development with associated need for extended period of education along with the inapplicability of old solution to novel problem, television, world travel, influence freedom to speculate and experiment have encouraged youngster to question and often reject the values and goals of their parents established social values are perceived as irrelevant , all to be stripped away partly through the use of drugs in order to reveal the real person, the real humanity and the real goal of mankind. The adolescents need to educate about substance abuse to prevent its prevalence. Aim of the study: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding substance abuse among adolescents of selected schools of Punjab. Materials and methods: The research design for the present study was quasi experimental pre-experimental one group pre- and post-test. The sampling technique used was non-probability convenience sampling technique. The sample size was 60 students both male and female from class 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th selected from Govt. Senior Secondary School, Verka, Amritsar. The data analysis was done with descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. For comparison paired “t” test and to find out association of knowledge regarding substance abuse among adolescents with demographic variables chi-square test is used in the study. Results: The findings reveal that in pre-interventional assessment most subjects had moderately adequate knowledge regarding substance abuse i.e., 44 (73.3%), adequate 14 (23.3%) and only 2 (3.34%) in inadequate category. In post-interventional assessment majority of the subjects fall in adequate category i.e., 44 (73.3%) and only 16 (26.67%) in moderately adequate category. In subjects pre- and post-interventional mean±S.D. was 18.96±3.35 and 23.79±2.75, t=10.041, df =29, p = <0.0001 showing significance at the level of p= 0.05. So, hypothesis “There was statistically significant difference in mean pre- and post-intervention of knowledge regarding substance abuse among adolescents at 0.05 level of significance” was accepted. Conclusion: It was concluded after administration of STP related to substance abuse had significant difference in pre- and postinterventional score in subjects. Recommendations: It has been recommended that same study can be done on different samples in different settings to enhance its generalization.

Keywords: Adolescents, effectiveness, knowledge, substance abuse, structured teaching programme

[This article belongs to International Journal of Neurological Nursing(ijnen)]

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Volume 8
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Received July 12, 2021
Accepted September 21, 2021
Published January 21, 2023