R Snehalatha, M Bhagyalakshmi and S Hemalatha
Aim: “To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding alcohol use and its harmful effects among high school children at Municipal Corporation School in Tirupati”.
Materials and methods: A quasi-experimental research with one group pretest posttest design was used and the study was conducted in Municipal Corporation School in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The population consists of high school children.The sample size was 60 high school children, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria.The tool used for data collection was structured questionnaire.
Results: The study findings revealed that among 60 high school children 15 (25%)had inadequate knowledge, 24 (40%) had moderate knowledge and 21 (35%) had adequate knowledge in pretest after administration of structured teaching program, the posttest findings revealed that 8 (13.3%) had inadequate knowledge 28 (46.7%) had moderate knowledge and 24 (40%) had adequate knowledge.
That the pretest means value and standard deviation scores was 15.40+2.499 and the posttest means value and standard deviation was 24.08+2.499 and the calculated t-value was 15.846. Which was statistically significant at p=0.01. The above results revealed that there was a significant difference between pre-test and post-test scores among scores among high school children after structured
Conclusion: The high school children had gained knowledge on Alcohol use and its harmful effects after the structured teaching program in the post test assessment.