A Comparative Assessment of Knowledge on Suicidal Behavior Risk Factors and Preventive Measures Among Adolescent Girls and Boys (Aged 16-19 Years) in Selected Schools of Ludhiana District, Punjab.

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KAMALDEEP KAUR

Volume: 10 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Neurological Nursing
Received Date: 01/06/2024
Acceptance Date: 03/26/2024
Published On: 2024-03-28
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KAMALDEEP KAUR A Comparative Assessment of Knowledge on Suicidal Behavior Risk Factors and Preventive Measures Among Adolescent Girls and Boys (Aged 16-19 Years) in Selected Schools of Ludhiana District, Punjab. International Journal of Neurological Nursing. 2024; 10(01): -p.
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BACKGROUND: The prevalence of suicidal behavior among adolescent students is a significant concern, as it involves the tragic loss of vital years of life. According to WHO estimates for the year 2018, around one million people worldwide lost their lives to suicide, and there were 10 to 20 times more suicide attempts. This study aimed to assess and compare the knowledge about risk factors and preventive measures related to suicidal behavior among adolescent girls and boys aged 16-19 in selected schools in Ludhiana, Punjab.AIM : The study aims to evaluate the understanding of risk factors and preventive measures related to suicidal behavior among adolescent girls and boys aged 16-19 and to compare the knowledge of these aspects between adolescent girls and boys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research was conducted in a chosen school.The study was comparative in nature having 126 adolescent girls and boys (63 boys and 63girls). The adolescent girls and boys were selected by random sampling technique. Firstly the demographic tool, tool regarding risk factors and tool regarding preventive measures of suicidal behavior was prepared and then administered.          FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION: Based on the study’s findings, it can be concluded that both adolescent boys (87.10%) and girls (93.85%) possessed moderate knowledge about the risk factors, and 93.85% of boys and 80.65% of girls had knowledge about preventive measures. The results indicate that adolescent boys exhibited a higher level of knowledge regarding both risk factors and preventive measures for suicidal behavior compared to girls. No statistically significant relationship was found with the demographic variables(age, gender, education, family income per month, family type, size of family, marital status of parents, source of information,& family history of suicide.

KEYWORDS: suicidal behavior, risk factors, preventive measures, adolescent boys and girls, school.

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KAMALDEEP KAUR A Comparative Assessment of Knowledge on Suicidal Behavior Risk Factors and Preventive Measures Among Adolescent Girls and Boys (Aged 16-19 Years) in Selected Schools of Ludhiana District, Punjab. International Journal of Neurological Nursing. 2024; 10(01): -p.

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