The impact of lecture and educational package methods in knowledge and attitude of teenage girls on puberty health

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Fereshteh Majlessi 1 , Maryam Mahmoudi 2 , * , Abbas Rahimi 3 , Payam Hosseinzadeh 4

1 Professor Department of Health Promotion, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 MSc Student Department of Health Promotion, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, International Campus, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

4 MSc Student Department of Nutrition & Biochemistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, International Campus, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Majlessi F, Mahmoudi M, Rahimi A, Hosseinzadeh P. The impact of lecture and educational package methods in knowledge and attitude of teenage girls on puberty health, Hormozgan Med J. 2012 ; 15(4):e88528.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 15 (4); e88528
Published Online: December 30, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 25, 2010
Accepted: December 30, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Necessity of implementation of constant health education programs for
teenage girls, and choosing the appropriate educational method is essential in successful
training. The aim of this study was to compare two educational methods (lecture –
educational package) in promoting the knowledge and attitude of adolescent girls on puberty
health.
Methods: In an interventional study, 200 teenage – girl students were randomly
assigned to two parallel groups. Their knowledge and attitude concerning puberty
health was assessed by a questionnaire. After pretest, one group received
educational package and the other one participated in a 2-hour lecture. One month
later, both groups were assessed by the same questionnaires and the effects were
assessed by comparing the student’s knowledge, attitude on puberty health. T and
Chi-square tests were used for statistical analysis.
Results: According to the results, mean of post test, scores of knowledge and attitude were
significantly higher in both groups than those before intervention (P<0.001).Difference in
the mean of post test scores of knowledge in lectured group were more than the differences
in package group (P<0.001), but the mean score of post test for attitude in package group
showed no significant increase. In this case the educational package was more effective than
lecture method in promoting attitude.
Conclusion: The result indicated that both methods were effective in improving girl’s
knowledge and attitude on puberty health. Lecture method was more effective in promoting
knowledge than educational package. In attitude, educational package was more effective
than lecture presentation.

Keywords

Attitude - Knowledge – Lecture

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