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|An Effect of Structured Teaching Programme On HIV/AIDS Among Government Secondary School Adolescents In Ilam District of Eastern Region
|Although AIDS was first recognized in 1981.In Nepal it was first identified in 1988. It has spread alarmingly since then in resource limited settings accurate information about AIDS and HIV is important for their prevention. Adolescents are also a group that has risks of STD and HIV infections. To address this issues HIV/AIDS education has been imparted to adolescents. This study is intended to assess the knowledge and attitude of two secondary school adolescents of Ilam district and measure the impact of a structured teaching program on their general knowledge about AIDS, modes of transmission and the degree of misconception about the transmission. A well-designed interventional health education program was conducted among 170 secondary schools adolescents using personal communication and visual media. Provided handout and Ludo game a playful educative resource for HIV/AIDS prevention after health talk. Pre-test and post test were done to assess their knowledge and attitude before and after structured teaching program. A structured questionnaire consisted 45 questions about HIV/AIDS was administered and to maintain validity and reliability of the tool a pretest was donewith 10% of the total sample. The overall knowledge about HIV/AIDS was found to be quite high although misconceptions regarding non sexual transmission routes of HIV still frequent. The mean age group of adolescents was 16.3+/1.59(+/SD). The main source of information for AIDS awareness was reported by students radio, television and poster. Conclusion:After structured teaching program the significant difference was observed in the mean scores of accurate response on knowledge and attitude between pre and post test. Recommendations:Continuous program, time and again revision of course and refresher training to teachers are recommended to make effective teaching leanings.
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