Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : KNF.
Source : KNF, Volume 11, Issue 4 (2016)
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Child Health Nursing
Year : 2016
Abstract : The excessive or compulsive use of the computer which persists despite serious negative consequences for personal, social, or occupational function. Another clear conceptualization is made by Block, who stated that "Conceptually, the diagnosis is a compulsive-impulsive spectrum disorder that involves online and/or offline computer usage and consists of at least three subtypes: excessive gaming, sexual preoccupations, and e-mail/text messaging". While it was expected that this new type of addiction would find a place under the compulsive disorders in the DSM-5, the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is still counted as an unofficial disorder. Experimental study was conducted in Jodhpur. Amongadolescents, total sample size N=60.Knowledgeregarding consequences of excessive computer use among adolescentsscale was constructed by the investigators and was validated by the experts.A written permission was obtained from the ethical committees and concerned authorities.Obtain assent from the adolescent.Administered pre-test for 60 adolescent and subjects were divided into experimental and control group by using stratified random sampling technique. The structure teaching program was given to experimental group. The mean of the pre-test of experimental and control group is 9.5 and 10.9 respectively. Posttest mean of the experimental group and control group is 20 and 11.17 respectively. The calculated paired‘t’ value of experimental group is 9.335 which found to be statistically significant when compared to table value df(29) = 2.04, p <0.05 level of significance. The calculated paired‘t’ value of control group is 0.27which found to be statistically not significant when compared to table value df (29) = 2.04, p <0.05 level of significance. The study finding reveals that the majority of adolescents had below average level of knowledge regarding consequences of excessive computer use among adolescent. Structured teaching programme was effective in increase the level of knowledge.
Cite this Research Publication : P. Paul, Prof. Sunil M., and Deepu Prasad, “Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding adverse effects of internet usage among adolescents”, KNF, vol. 11, no. 4, 2016.