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Nopiska D, Ruwayda R, Izhar M. Effects of the Youth Health Application and Flipcharts on Adolescents’ Knowledge about Early Marriage: A Quasi-Experiment Study. J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2022; 19 (1) :60-63
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1- Department of Midwiewry, Health Polytechnic of Jambi, Indonesia
2- Department of Midwiewry, Health Polytechnic of Jambi, Indonesia , ruwayda@poltekkesjambi.ac.id
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Background: Early marriage affects both the children who are married and their future offspring, and might lead to intergenerational poverty. This study aimed to determine effects of using the Youth Health application and flipcharts on adolescents’ knowledge about early marriage.
Methods: This quasi-experiment study with a pretest-posttest design was done on 60 adolescents from the Penyengat Olak Health Center, Muaro Jambi Regency (Indonesia) from March to May 2021. The subjects were recruited through convenience sampling method and then allocated into intervention (n=30) and control (n=30) groups. The subjects in the intervention group received an educational program about early marriage using the Youth Health application, while the control group received flipcharts developed by the Ministry of Health with the same educational content. Knowledge of adolescents was assessed using a 20-item questionnaire before and three days after the intervention. A total score of less than 10 and more than 10 indicated poor and good knowledge, respectively. Data were analyzed with SPSS (version 16) using the Wilcoxon test and Mann-Whitney t-test. P-values less than 0.05 were considered statistically significant.
Results: At baseline, 18 subjects (60%) in the intervention group and 17 subjects (56%) in the control group had good knowledge of early marriage. After the intervention, 24 subjects (80%) in the intervention group and 20 subjects (66%) in the control group had good knowledge of early marriage. The mean score of adolescents’ knowledge about early marriage increased from 15.7±2.5 to 17.3±2.1 in the intervention group (P=0.001). The mean score of adolescents’ knowledge about early marriage also increased from 15.7±2.4 to 16.7±2.4 in the control group (P=0.001). Moreover, there was no significant difference in the adolescents’ knowledge about early marriage between the two groups (P=0.78).
Conclusion: Providing education in from of Youth Health application and flipcharts can equally increase adolescents’ knowledge about early marriage.
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