Effectiveness of Educational Package Regarding Knowledge of Somatic Symptom Disorders among Adolescent Girls- A Pre- Experimental Study
Keywords:Assess, effectiveness, educational package, knowledge, Somatic symptom disorders and adolescent girls.
Objective : This study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of educational package regarding
knowledge of Somatic symptom disorders among adolescent girls.
Methods : 75 adolescent girls were selected by using non probability convenient sampling technique. The
data was collected by using a reliable and validated tool to assess the knowledge regarding Somatic symptom
Results : The quantitative assessment of knowledge regarding Somatic Symptom Disorders revealed that
after administration of educational package, 56 (74.67%) adolescent girls had average knowledge and
19 (25.33%) adolescent girls had adequate level of knowledge. There was significant difference between
knowledge in pre testand post test after administration of educational package. Also, thepost test knowledge
was statistically associated with educational level of father of adolescent girls (0.043), educational level of
mother of adolescent girls (0.046) and occupation of mother of adolescent girls (0.003). The study revealed
that, the pretest mean score value of knowledge was 9.52 with standard deviation (SD) of 2.21 and the
post-test mean score value of knowledge was17.00 with SD of 4.01 with a mean difference of 7.48.The
calculated-t value was 13.87. This indicated that there was a high statistical significant difference in the pre
and post test knowledge level regarding Somatic symptom disorders among adolescent girls, p value 0.05.
Conclusion: Results of this research generates evidence that educational package regarding knowledge of
Somatic symptom disorders among adolescent girls was effective.
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