A STUDY TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF LIFE STYLE MODIFICATION PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE REGARDING ADOLESCENT HEALTH AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN SELECTED COLLEGES AT MANDYA, KARNATAKA
Dr. Ashwini M. R.* and Prof. Dr. Anupama Vinay Oka
Teenagers are a valuable resource for any nation. They now begin their path to adulthood following defeating their early childhood obstacles. Teenagers and young adults, especially those living in urban regions, are forced by the need to advance their careers to live fast lives that involve taking risks, neglecting exercise, eating junk food, becoming obese, and getting married later in life. Due to the longer time between puberty and marriage, these individuals are more likely to engage in dangerous sexual activities. These circumstances put females at risk for teenage pregnancies, which may affect their lives more immediately than any other issue. Hence A lifestyle adjustment programme improves the teens' food and nutrition, mental health, menstrual health, and reproductive health. A pre-experimental and evaluative research approach is used with one group pre-test post-test design. The major findings revealed that life style modification programme enhanced the knowledge and change the attitude and practice regarding adolescent health. The overall mean percentage of post-test knowledge, attitude and practice scores of adolescents is 82.7%, 85.18% and 85.9% respectively is apparently higher than the overall mean percentage of pre-test knowledge, attitude and practice score of 38.1%, 55.5% and 49.1% respectively and it is significant at 0.05 level. Paired ‗t‘(0.01,399df) =2.58, and 106.19 p<0.05. Indicating that the lifestyle modification programme is effective in gaining knowledge and change in attitude and practice of the adolescents regarding adolescent health.
Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, life style modification programme, Reproductive and sexual health, Menstrual health, Mental health, and Food and nutrition.
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