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A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING JUNK FOOD AMONG NURSING STUDENTS IN SELECTED NURSING SCHOOLS IN MYSORE
*Rashmi N. T. M.Sc(N), Ph.D(N) and Rajitha V. S. M.Sc(N) Ph.D(N)
Lifestyle has greatly contributed to obesity among adolescent girls over the last five years and obese children have been reported to be physically less active, more home-bound, spending more time on internet, playing video games and watching TV, as well as having easy access to junk food in urban setting. An experimental study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding junk food among the selected nursing school students in Mysore. 40 samples from selected school of nursing were selected using purposive sampling. Data collection tool consisted of a personal profile and a structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge regarding junk food. Collected data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result shows that post-test knowledge scores of students were significantly higher than the pre-test knowledge score and the paired t test computed between the pre and post-test knowledge level score was statistically significant at 0.05 levels. The calculated value t=14.16 is greater than table value t(39)=2.023, no significant association found between pre-test knowledge score and selected demographic variables. Over all STP found to be effective in improving knowledge regarding junk food.[Full Text Article]