Linta T Abraham, Usha M Thomas, Sheela Williams, Anitha V N, Janet Mathias
Ms. Linta T Abraham1, Mrs. Usha M Thomas2, Prof. Sheela Williams3, Mrs. Anitha V N4,
Mrs. Janet Mathias5
1Msc (N), JSS college of Nursing, Mysore
2Associate Professor, JSS college of Nursing, Mysore
3Professor, JSS college of Nursing, Mysore
4Assistant Professor, JSS college of Nursing, Mysore
5Associate Professor, JSS college of Nursing, Mysore
Volume - 4,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2014
Background: Non-communicable diseases and their associated risk factors have emerged rapidly and are becoming a major public health challenge worldwide. Prevalence of risk factors for non communicable diseases in childhood and adolescence bears significant tendency towards the development of disease in adulthood.
Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the lifestyle associated risk factors for selected non communicable diseases and to determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on health promotive behaviors among adolescents in the selected PU colleges of Mysore.
Methods: Research design adopted for the study was exploratory survey in phase I and quasi experimental, non equivalent control group, pre test post test design in the phase II. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the adolescents for the study. Structured life style assessment scale was used to collect the data regarding the life style associated risk factors of 200 adolescents. Knowledge of adolescents regarding HPB was assessed using SKQ.
Results: The results of the study revealed that majority of adolescents (61.5%) were having moderate life style associated risk for selected non communicable diseases. Findings also revealed that structured teaching programme regarding health promotive behaviors was an effective strategy to increase the knowledge of adolescents as indicated by the computed ‘t’ value which was statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance (t(78)=13.252; p<0.05). Study findings also revealed that adolescents from higher socioeconomic classes with good parental education had better knowledge regarding health promotive behaviours.
Conclusion: Structured teaching programme was effective in increasing the knowledge of adolescents regarding health promotive behaviours and the study finding stresses the increasing responsibility of health professionals in planning and implementing various educational strategies to improve the knowledge of adolescents.
Cite this article:
Linta T Abraham, Usha M Thomas, Sheela Williams, Anitha V N, Janet Mathias. A Study to Assess the Lifestyle Associated Risk Factors for Selected Non Communicable Diseases and to Determine the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Health Promotive behaviors among Adolescents in the selected PU Colleges of Mysore. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(2): April- June 2014; Page 182-186.