Nurse-led training programme on knowledge about sexual violence among adolescent females in selected secondary schools, Abeokuta South local government area, Ogun state
Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act that is perpetrated against someone’s willingness by a person known or unknown to the victim. Adolescent girls are at high risk of sexual violence due to their inadequate knowledge about sexual violence. This study aimed to determine the effect of nurse-led training programme on knowledge about sexual violence among adolescent females in secondary schools in Abeokuta South Local Government Area, Ogun State. This study adopted quasi-experimental design with two treatment groups forming the control and intervention groups using 109 adolescent female students from four selected secondary schools using a self-administered questionnaire. A draft of the instrument along with the objectives of the study, research questions were submitted for face and content validation. Cronbach's Alpha Coefficient was used to test for reliability, values of 0.70 and above were accepted and items that scored less were reframed. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as z-test were used to explore relationships between the nurse-led training and knowledge. The study results revealed a statistically significant difference (p>000) between knowledge of adolescent female students, after the intervention. There is therefore need for periodic intervention programmes and awareness/enlightenment campaigns about sexual violence targeted at secondary school students.
Keywords: Adolescent, Knowledge, Nurse-led Intervention, Prevention, Sexual violence