Dileepkumar Marathe and Veeranna Thalabawadi
Background: Adolescence is a crucial period for developing social and emotional habits important for mental well-being. These include adopting healthy sleep patterns; exercising regularly; developing coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; and learning to manage emotions.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding mental health problems and its management among adolescents, to evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge regarding mental health problems and its management among the adolescents and to find the association between the pre-test knowledge scores of adolescents regarding mental health problems and its management and their selected demographic variables.
Methodology: A quantitative approach with one group pretest post test research design was adopted for the study. The samples from the selected PU colleges of Vijayapura were selected using convenient sampling technique. The sample consisted of 60 PU college students. The tools used for data collection was knowledge questionnaire.
Results: The study result reveal that, with regard to prettest level of knowledge it shows that, maximum 40(66.7%) respondents were having average knowledge, 12(20%) respondents were having good knowledge and remaining 8(13.3%) of respondents were having poor knowledge. During post test maximum 38(63.3%) of respondents were having average knowledge, 21(35%) of respondents were having good knowledge and remaining 1(1.7%) of respondents were having poor knowledge. The statistical paired ‘t’ implies that the difference in the pretest and post-test value was found statistically significant at 5% level (p<0.05) with a paired ‘t’ value of 9.03. There exists a statistical significance in the difference of knowledge score indicating the positive impact of planned teaching program.
Conclusion: There was a need for teaching program regarding paediatric emergencies among participants. Post test results showed significant improvement in the level of knowledge regarding mental health problems and its management. Thus, it can be concluded that planned teaching program was effective to increase and update their knowledge on mental health problems and its management.
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