Effectiveness of Health Teaching Program about the Knowledge of Tobacco Use Ill-Effects among High School Students

Muhammad Muneeb Ullah Saif, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Hussain, Iram Majeed, Kausar Parveen, Syed Amir Gilani


Introduction: Tobacco use is a major factor for non-communicable diseases like cerebrovascular accidents, acute coronary syndrome, hypertension, debilitating chronic diseases like atherosclerosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tobacco use is a bad habit that starts before the accomplishment of adulthood, and young people, specifically, are more in prone to create nicotine addiction. Nursing faculty can also teach and advice all students to change their state of mind in regards to tobacco utilization and help them to quit the use tobacco. Methods: Quasi experimental study performed on 54 male high school students to evaluate the effectiveness of health teaching session about the knowledge of tobacco use ill-effects. Results: Findings revealed that the mean post-test mean score was significantly higher than their mean pre-test score. The calculated “t” value (t=-88.520 p<0.005) was greater than the table value at 0.05 in all sections. Therefore, the null hypothesis Conclusions: It is concluded that the educational program is effective in enhancing the knowledge of students regarding ill- effects of tobacco use.

Keywords-, Health Teaching Program, Knowledge, and Tobacco use ill-effects.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/67-10

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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