Introduction and Background of the study: An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person's physical or mentalhealth. They include binge eating disorder where people eat a large amount in a short period of time, anorexia nervosa where people eat very little and thus have a low body weight, bulimia nervosa where people eat a lot and then try to rid themselves of the food, picawhere people eat nonfood items, rumination disorder where people regurgitate food, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder where people have a lack of interest in food, and a group of other specified feeding or eating disorders.
Aim: The study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding eating disorders among adolescent girls. Material and Methods: A quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design was adopted on 50 students by using simple random sampling technique. A self-administered structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge followed by structured teaching programme. The analysis of data was computed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: In pre-test adolescent girls had poor knowledge score that is 36(72%) and only 14(28%) adolescent girls showing average knowledge score. No one had good knowledge score regarding eating disorders. In post-test the majority of adolescent girls in post-test had average knowledge score that is 41(82%)) and 9(18%) adolescent girls showing good knowledge score. There was no one who had poor knowledge score. Conclusion: It was concluded that post-test scores were more as compare to pre-test score thus adolescent girls has good knowledge score, thus the present study suggested that structured teaching programme on eating disorders was successful in gaining the knowledge of adolescent girls.
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Mr. Mukesh Kumar. A Quasi Experimental Study to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding eating disorders among adolescent girls in selected senior secondary school at Sangrur Punjab India. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2020; 8(2):241-244. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00052.6