Effectiveness of planned instructional module regarding knowledge about health hazards of junk food among high school children at Erayamangalam village
Mary Minolin, R Sugantha and J Suvetha
The children of today and will be the adult of tomorrow, central to this vision of the future, focusing on today’s children and educating them to change their behaviour towards wealthy eating pattern is necessary. Nutritional problem is one of the major health problem faced by billions of children of all age groups. Preventive approach to maintain good health with specific education can be greater benefit for the children to prevent mental and physical ailments. The present study is aim to create awareness among school children regarding health hazards of junk foods. Objectives of the study to assess the level of knowledge on health hazards of junk food among school children before planned instructional module (pre-test), to assess the level of knowledge on health hazards of junk food among school children after planned instructional module (post-test), to determine the effectiveness of planned instructional module among school children, to find the association between selected demographic variables and the level of knowledge among school children. Quasi experimental research design was adopted. The study was conducted in government high school at Erayamangalam village in Thiruvallur district. About 30 students were selected by randomized method. The instruments used for data collection are demographic variable and Semi Structured questionnaire method to assess the knowledge regarding health hazards of junk foods. Followed by Health Education given regarding health hazards of junk foods with instructional module After 7 days post-test was done for the same children with structured questionnaire method. The collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Based on the findings of the study it can be concluded that there was evident increase in the knowledge scores in the areas include in the study after of health education. Thus it was proved that health education was effective for creating awareness regarding health hazards of junk food among junk food of selected schools in Erayamangalam village.
Mary Minolin, R Sugantha, J Suvetha. Effectiveness of planned instructional module regarding knowledge about health hazards of junk food among high school children at Erayamangalam village. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2021;3(1):10-14. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2021.v3.i1a.59