Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme in terms of Knowledge of Adolescent Girls regarding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Prevention of its Complications in Selected Senior Secondary School

  • Mala
  • Anney Avarachan
  • Giji John
Keywords: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Body Mass Index(BMI), Adolescent girls


A study was conducted “to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) in terms of knowledge of adolescent girls regarding Polycystic ovarian Syndrome and Prevention of its Complications in selected senior secondary school of New Delhi”. The objectives of the study wereto assess the knowledge of adolescent girls on polycystic ovarian syndrome and prevention of its complications, to develop Structured Teaching Programme for adolescent girls on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Prevention of its complications, to evaluate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme in terms of gain in knowledge scores of adolescent girls and to determine the association between pre- test knowledge scores and selected demographic variables such as age, type of family, dietary pattern and  education stream.The research approach selected for the study was quantitative approach and design was one- group pre-test post-test design. Sample of 60 adolescent girls were selected by convenient sampling technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire and a Structured Teaching Programme was developed and validated by nine experts practicing obstetrics and gynaecology medicine, community medicine and nursing facultyof obstetrical and gynaecology. Conceptual framework of the present study was developed based on Imogene King’s Goal Attainment Model. Pilot study was conducted to ascertain feasibility of the study and Final data was collected from 18th Dec, 2017to 8th Jan, 2018 at Bachan Prasad Senior Secondary School, Deoli, Sangam Vihar, New Delhi.The data obtained was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The major findings showed that the mean post–test knowledge scores (25.5±3.71) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge scores (15.85±3.6) with a mean difference of 9.65. The obtained mean difference was found to be statistically significant as evident from calculated ‘t’ value of 16* which is greater than table value of 2.00 at 0.05 level of significance. No significant association between pre-test knowledge scores and demographic variables such as age, type of family and dietary pattern. However, a significant association was found between pre-test knowledge scores and education stream of adolescent girls.It was concluded from the study that the Structured Teaching Programme on Polycystic ovarian syndrome and prevention of its complications developed by the researcher was effective in enhancing and increasing the knowledge of adolescent girls.


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