Effect of self-instructional module on knowledge of adolescents regarding modifiable risk factors of hypertension in selected hospital
Deepak Kumar Singh, Nagarajaiah
Adolescents were important part of the Nation as lot of expectations are there to lead the country towards progress through their hard work and determination. A study was conducted to find the Effect of self-instructional module on knowledge of adolescents regarding modifiable risk factors of Hypertension in selected Hospital. Objectives: 1) To assess and compare the knowledge before and after self-instructional module regarding modifiable risk factors of hypertension among adolescents. 2) To find out the association between pretest knowledge score regarding modifiable risk factors of hypertension and selected demographic factors. Research design: An evaluative approach was adopted for to assess the: Effect of self-instructional module on knowledge of adolescents regarding modifiable risk factors of Hypertension. A single group pretest and post test research design was adopted. The sample consisted of 100 adolescents, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique was used to select the adolescents for the study. Structured questionnaire and Self-instructional module was used. Data gathering process: After obtaining permission from the concerned authorities total 100 samples were selected as per criteria. Investigator assessed knowledge by using structured questionnaire before and after administration of Self-instructional module. The data was analysed in terms of the obectives of the study and presented in the form of the tables and graphs. Findings of the study: There is significant improvement in the overall knowledge after self-instructional module administration. (t = 4.089, P< 0.00**). The calculated t value for knowledge about modifiable risk factors of hypertension among adolescents is found to be 4.089. As the calculated value of ‘t’ at 99 degree of freedom is 1.984 which is greater than the table ‘t’ value at 0.05 level of significance. So Null hypothesis (H0) is rejected and research hypothesis is accepted (H1). The above data indicates that Self-instructional module prove to be effective in improving the knowledge of Adolescents. Conclusion: The analysis of the study revealed that there was a significant improvement in the knowledge of adolescents. The Self-instructional Module proved to be effective in improving the knowledge of adolescents regarding modifiable risk factors of Hypertension.