Preliminary evaluation of STRIDE programme in primary schools of Malaysia.

K. Hanjeet, W. M. Wan Rozita, T. B. How, L. Santhana Raj, Baharudin Omar

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The Students' Resilience and Interpersonal Skills Development Education (STRIDE) is a preventive drug education programme. The rational of this programme is that preventive drug education has to begin early in age, before the development of social attitudes and behaviour of students. A pre and a post intervention surveys were performed to evaluate the impact of this programme. Nine schools from three states were identified to participate in the intervention. These schools were selected based on their locations in high-drug-use areas (where the prevalence of drug use exceeds 0.5% of the student population). The new intervention curriculum was put into practice for three months in the nine schools. The overall scores obtained by each respondent to assess their knowledge on drugs and its implications were analysed. The results showed that the programme made a positive impact from the pre to post intervention programme by using the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test (p < 0.05). A high percentage of the questions showed significant evidence through the McNemar matched pair Chi-Squared test with Bonferonni correction that there were positive shifts in the answers by comparing the pre and post intervention results (p < 0.05). Recommendations have been discussed with the Ministry of Education to integrate this programme into the national primary school curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalTropical Biomedicine
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Malaysia
Students
Education
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Curriculum
Preventive Health Services
Nonparametric Statistics
Social Skills
Population
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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Hanjeet, K., Wan Rozita, W. M., How, T. B., Santhana Raj, L., & Omar, B. (2007). Preliminary evaluation of STRIDE programme in primary schools of Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 24(2), 15-21.

Preliminary evaluation of STRIDE programme in primary schools of Malaysia. / Hanjeet, K.; Wan Rozita, W. M.; How, T. B.; Santhana Raj, L.; Omar, Baharudin.

In: Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 24, No. 2, 12.2007, p. 15-21.

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Hanjeet, K, Wan Rozita, WM, How, TB, Santhana Raj, L & Omar, B 2007, 'Preliminary evaluation of STRIDE programme in primary schools of Malaysia.', Tropical Biomedicine, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 15-21.
Hanjeet K, Wan Rozita WM, How TB, Santhana Raj L, Omar B. Preliminary evaluation of STRIDE programme in primary schools of Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine. 2007 Dec;24(2):15-21.
Hanjeet, K. ; Wan Rozita, W. M. ; How, T. B. ; Santhana Raj, L. ; Omar, Baharudin. / Preliminary evaluation of STRIDE programme in primary schools of Malaysia. In: Tropical Biomedicine. 2007 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 15-21.
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