Volume 4 ; Issue 2 ; in Month : July-Dec (2021) Article No : 135
G. Rajini and G. Asha Kumari

Abstract
Objective: A study was undertaken to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in primary school students among teachers at selected primary schools, Khammam. The objectives of the study were to describe the socio demographic variables, to assess the levels of knowledge and attitude regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in primary school students among teachers and to associate the knowledge and attitude scores with their selected socio-demographic variables of teachers. Methodology: Quantitative evaluative approach was used for this study. The study was conducted at Saint francies desales of high school at Ballepalli, Khammam, Government school at kaikondaigudem, Khammam, Government school at raghunadapalem, Khammam, Telangana. The sample comprised of 50 teachers and sample was selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique. The data was collected by self-administered questionnaire. Results: The pre-test mean knowledge score is 15.14 and standard deviation (4.88) whereas post-test mean score is 21.36 and standard deviation (4.45) and the mean difference is 6.22 the paired ‘t’ calculated value is 7.05, greater than table value (3.55) at P<0.001 level. There is significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge levels as mentioned in hypothesis 1. Hence H1 is accepted. The pre-test attitude mean score is 51.54 and standard deviation (4.71) whereas post-test mean is 58.52 and standard deviation (3.38) and the mean difference is 6.98, the paired ‘t’ calculated value is 8.82 which is greater than table value (3.55) at P<0.001 level. There is significant difference between pre-test and post-test attitude scores as mentioned in hypothesis-1. Hence H1 is accepted. Conclusion: The study concluded that structured teaching programme was highly effective in enhancing the knowledge and attitude scores of the primary school teachers as per the calculated paired‘t’ test.

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