Effectiveness of pictorial instructional module on knowledge regarding teenage pregnancy among adolescent girls
Kala Barathi S, Ananthi S
Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and mental human development that occurs between childhood and adulthood. This transition involves biological (i.e. pubertal), social and psychological changes, though the biological or physiological ones are the easiest to measure objectively. A teenager, or teen, is a young person whose age is between thirteen and nineteen (13-19 yrs). They are called teenagers because their age number ends in "teen". Teenage pregnancy is pregnancy in a female under the age of 20 yrs. A pregnancy can take place as early as two weeks before menarche. In healthy, well-nourished girls, menarche normally take place around the ages 12 or 13. Whether the onset of biological fertility will result in a teenage pregnancy depends on a number of personal and societal factors. A quasi experimental research design was conducted among 60 adolescent girls. Convenient sampling technique was used to select samples. A semi structured questionnaire was used to collect demographic data. A structured knowledge questionnaire was administered to samples for pretest. Pictorial Instructional module was given to samples. After an hour, the knowledge was reassessed using the same structured questionnaire. The collected data was analysed and interpreted. The results revealed that the 48(80%) were belongs to inadequate knowledge, 10(17%) were belongs to moderate knowledge and 2(3%) were belongs to adequate knowledge in pretest and 1(2%) were belongs to inadequate knowledge, 9(15%) were belongs to moderate knowledge and 50(83%) were belongs to adequate knowledge in post test and concluded that there was a significant improvement of knowledge after pictorial instructional module. Thus, the pictorial instructional module was effective and easy methods to improve knowledge among adolescent girls regarding teenage pregnancy.
Kala Barathi S, Ananthi S. Effectiveness of pictorial instructional module on knowledge regarding teenage pregnancy among adolescent girls. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 6, 2020, Pages 83-85