Effect of Health Education on Adolescent Girls' Knowledge about Family Life Education

Hancy Collins, Ph.D. Scholar, RKDF College of Nursing, Bhopal
2019 International Journal of Healthcare Education & Medical Informatics  
Health behaviors are created and life courses are mapped during adolescent period. Lack of awareness about family life leaves adolescent girls susceptible to increased risk from sexual assault, pregnancy and violence. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of health education on adolescent girls' knowledge about family life education. A total of 50 adolescents from a selected school were selected using simple random sampling technique after meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
more » ... he pre-test was conducted using a structured questionnaire in the language of their preference after obtaining administrative permission from the school. Health education was imparted using Power Point. Seven days later post-test was conducted using the same structured questionnaire. Data collected was analyzed by using SPSS version 11. The pre-test knowledge score mean percentage was 47.28%, post test knowledge score mean percentage was 66.8% and 'Z' value was 8.71 which is statistically significant at p=0.05. The result of the study demonstrated that health education on family life education is effective in improving the knowledge level of adolescent girls. This study would benefit the adolescent girls and in turn the society at large as they are the future mothers and responsible family members.
doi:10.24321/2455.9199.201902 fatcat:64s7schunjg2vmj2aun35yp2w4