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A Quasi-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of STP on Hazardous Effect of Smoking Among Adult in PDM University, Bahadurgarh, Haryana

Sahil ., Sakshi Sharma, Monika Khanna, Anindita Aloo, Deepti ., Gunjan Rohilla, Santosh Hooda


Background & Objectives: The study's objective is to evaluate the impact of STP on adults' understanding of the harmful effects of smoking at PDM University in Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Materials & Methods: The current study used a quasi-experimental research design as its approach. With 40 individuals total—20 for the experimental group and 20 for the control group—the study utilized a purposive sampling  approach in order to select its sample. Sociodemographic characteristics and pre- and posttest questionnaires were used to accumulate data. Results: The questionnaire score in the experimental group has a mean and standard deviation of 11.55 and 2.625, according to the study's findings. However, in the posttest, the mean &  S.D. value is 19.45 & 4.394. Significant results are obtained with a Df value of 19 and a t value of 12.182. Pre-test value for the control group had a mean and standard deviation of 11.00 and 3.494. However, the mean and standard deviation values for the posttest are 12.15 and 3.199. Significant results are obtained with a Df value of 19 and a t value of 4.524. As a result, STP was successful in raising adults' awareness of the harmful consequences of smoking. There was a statistically significant correlation between the sample's pre- and post-test knowledge level and socio-demographic factors like residency, among others. Conclusion: The study found that the STP had a positive impact on individuals' understanding of the harmful effects of smoking.


Hazardous effect, Smoking, Knowledge, Structured teaching programme, Adult

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