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Abstract                 Volume:7  Issue-7  Year-2019          Original Research Articles


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A Pre-experimental Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Selected Nursing Intervention (SNI) on Adverse Effect of Internet Usage Regarding Knowledge and Attitude among the Selected College Students at Salem
P. Selvaraj
Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Shanmuga College of Nursing, Salem, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India
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Abstract:

Rapid growth and easy access to the Internet have facilitated its influence on the day today life. Apart from the numerous benefits of this technological tool, the problem of overuse and the resulting ‘Internet Addiction’ is becoming increasingly apparent. College students represent a particularly vulnerable group for problematic Internet use, so it is necessary for the college students to improve the knowledge and attitude regarding the adverse effect of internet usage. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of Selected Nursing Intervention (SNI) on adverse effect of internet usage. A Quantitative, evaluative approach and a pre-experimental one group pre test –post test, research design was used. A sample of 60 subjects were selected from Ganesh arts and science college, Salem by non- probability, convenient sampling technique. For Conceptual framework, Modified Peplau’s Interpersonal relationship Theory was used. The tools used were self administered questionnaire to assess the knowledge regarding adverse effect of internet usage and Likert scale to assess the attitude regarding adverse effect of internet usage. On day 1 demographic variables and pretest were assessed. Followed by SNI was given to each sample. SNI includes definition of internet addiction disorder, healthy and unhealthy internet use, risk factors for internet addiction, Warning signs of problematic internet usage, self-help tips for breaking internet dependence, and issues related to internet compulsion. Explanation was given about how to read and use the SNI. Doubts were clarified. Post test was conducted on 15th day. The findings showed that the post-test mean percentage score of knowledge and attitude was higher than the pre-test mean percentage score of knowledge and attitude among the samples. The calculated paired ‘t’ value for knowledge and attitude were t59=5 and t59=6 respectively. These values were higher than the table value 2.02 at p<0.05 level of significant. There was no significant association between the pre-test level of knowledge score and their selected demographic variables like age (c2 =2.17), gender (c2 =0.264) and area of lodging (c2 =0.182). The study revealed that the Selected Nursing Intervention (SNI) was effective to improve the knowledge and attitude on adverse effect of internet usage among the students in a selected college at Salem.

Keywords: Selected Nursing Intervention (SNI), Knowledge and attitude, College students.
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Selvaraj, P. 2019. A Pre-experimental Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Selected Nursing Intervention (SNI) on Adverse Effect of Internet Usage Regarding Knowledge and Attitude among the Selected College Students at Salem.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 7(7): 1-7
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2019.707.001