Effectiveness of Activity Based Learning on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Teenage Pregnancy Among Adolescents in a Selected School, Coimbatore
Keywords:adolescents, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, sexual health and effectiveness
A study to assess the effectiveness of activity-based learning on sexual risk reduction program on knowledge and attitude regarding prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy among adolescents in a selected School, Coimbatore. Background of the study: Sexuality plays a very important role in adolescents’ life. Sexual contact is the common mode of transmission of STD’s. As it is a serious health problem, education on STD’s and teenage pregnancy are very much important to adolescents. Objective: The aim is to assess the effectiveness of activity-based learning on knowledge and attitude regarding prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy. Methodology: Pre-experimental, one group pre-test and post-test design was adopted. 150 adolescents were recruited using purposive sampling technique. Structured questionnaires were used. Activity based learning includes power point presentation, role play and mime show was given for about 60 minutes. Results: The results revealed that, overall mean with SD for knowledge and attitude of pre-test (8.07±1.94; 37.5±12.99) and post-test was (22±1.86; 71±4.8) and the calculated value of paired ‘t’ test was 44.1 and 25.3, at p<001. Conclusion: The study concluded that Activity based learning was effective in improving knowledge and attitude regarding sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy.
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