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Abstract

“A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PREVENTION OF GENETIC DISORDERS AMONG DEGREE STUDENTS IN SELECTED DEGREE COLLEGES AT BANGALORE”

Reddamma G. G.*, Dr. Sukanya and Nayana S. S.

ABSTRACT

Background: Genetic disorders are diseases that are not acquired or caused by infection or trauma, but rather children inherit the genes from their parents. By providing sufficient knowledge before conception regarding prevention of genetic disorders will help the degree students to treat the disorders and can lead a healthy life. The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on knowledge regarding prevention of genetic disorders among degree students at selected degree colleges, Bangalore. Objectives: (1) To assess the knowledge of degree students before and after conducting structured teaching program regarding prevention of genetic disorders (2) To find an association between post test knowledge levels of degree students regarding prevention of genetic disorders and their selected personal variables. Methods: The study was conducted on prevention of genetic disorders among 50 degree students in SLN college of arts, Bangalore from 09.09.2013 to 08.10.2013. Pre-experimental design, convenient sampling method was used. Pre test was conducted by administering structured knowledge questionnaire followed by STP on prevention of genetic disorders post-test was conducted after 7 days to find the effectiveness. Results: Majority 86% of the respondents falls between the age 19-20 years, 76% were females, 76% were Hindus, 92% were not having a history of consanguineous marriage of parents, 86% were not having a previous family history of genetic disorders, 82% had not Attended seminars/workshop regarding prevention of genetic disorders, 56% had Major information from Electronic media. Regarding effectiveness of STP, the overall mean knowledge score in the pre-test was 37.4% and 77.3 % in the post test with enhancement of 39.9% and it was significant at 5% level. Analysis of socio-demographic variables showed significant association between age in years, gender, attended seminar/ workshop regarding prevention of genetic disorders with knowledge score at 5% level (P>0.05). Interpretation and Conclusion: Overall findings showed that pre-test knowledge scores regarding prevention of genetic disorders were found to be 37.4% and after STP the post test knowledge scores of degree students was found to be 77.3% which is enhanced by 39.9%. The hypothesis H1 stated in the study is accepted since there was significant change found between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of degree students. Hence the results has proved that STP was effective in improving the knowledge of degree students on prevention of genetic disorders.

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