The world health organization defined (STIs) as ‘Infections that are transfuse from one individual to another individual by sexual contact indeed to be transfer through the utilization of intravenous drug needles once its use from an infected person as well as spread during childbirth or breastfeeding’. The study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding prevention of sexually transmitted infections on level of knowledge among women.
Method: A quasi experimental research design (one group pre test post test based study was carried out in department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Total 90 women aged 15-49 years were selected by convenient sampling technique. Structured teaching questionnaire was administered regarding sample characteristics of the women and their knowledge about the sexually transmitted infections. Mean, standard deviation of scores, frequency and percentage were used for the descriptive analysis. Chi-Square test used to find the association between sample characteristics with scores of knowledge aspect ‘t̛ test to find out the effectiveness of structured teaching programme.
Results: The result revealed that pre test experimental group, majority of 40(44.4%) women had poor knowledge, followed by 37(41.2%) had average knowledge and least 13(14.4%) had good knowledge. In post test experimental group, majority of 49(54.4%) women had good knowledge, followed by 37(41.2 %) had average knowledge and least 04(4.4%) had poor knowledge. The mean pre test score of women was 12.04 and the mean post test score was 18.29.The standard deviation of pre test score was ̱₊5.700 and the post test score was ̱₊4.791.
Conclusion:The study concluded that structured teaching programme was effective.