ISSN - 0973-0958
   
 
Knowledge and Attitude about Growing up Changes: An Intervention Study
Vaishali R Deshmukh1, Aditi A Kulkarni2, Sarang S Apte3.
1Department of Pediatrics, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, 2Department of Research, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, 3Department of Family Medicine, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune.
 
Abstract

Aim: To determine the knowledge and attitude about growing up changes and to determine effectiveness of a health education intervention programme in adolescents aged between 14-15 years in urban area of Pune.

Methods: Total 103 adolescents were enrolled out of which 92 completed the study. A structured questionnaire was used to test the knowledge and attitude of all the participants about the growing up changes before and after the educational intervention.

Results: We observed poor baseline (pre-test) knowledge and attitude of growing up changes. Both knowledge and attitude scores improved significantly after intervention (p<0.0001). Pre-test knowledge score mean was 9.82 and post test mean was 14.11. Pre-test attitude score mean was 109.86 and post test mean was 130.59.

Conclusions: Adolescents have poor baseline knowledge about growing-up changes and a health education intervention programme improves the knowledge and attitude among adolescents.
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