Adolescent to Adolescent Transformation Program- Nurturing, Enhancing and Promoting Adolescents’ Healthy Habit (ATAP-NEPAH): Curbing Social Problems Among Adolescents in Kelantan Through Peer-To-Peer Health Education

  • Azrianii Ab Rahman Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Mohd Ismail Ibrahim
  • Faridah Mohd Zin
  • Razlina Abdul Rahman
  • Nur Suhaila Idris
  • Rosnani Zakaria
  • Imran Ahmad
  • Asrenee Ab Razak
  • Maruzairi Husain
  • Mohd Azhar Mohd Yasin
  • Norzila Zakaria
  • Hans Van Rostenberghe
  • Azizah Othman
  • Fahisham Taib
  • Surini Yusof
  • Nor Rosidah Ibrahim
  • Norsarwany Mohamad
  • Noorizan H A Majid
  • Rahimah Zakaria
  • Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff
  • Mohd Najib Mat Pa
  • Mohd Zarawi Mat Nor
  • Shaik Farid Abdull Wahab
  • Mohd Hashairi Fauzi
  • Dasmawati Mohamad
  • Nazeli Hamzah
Keywords: Peer to peer, health education, risky behaviors, adolescents

Abstract

The objectives of ATAP-NEPAH are to enhance and nurture healthy habits among adolescents as well as to empower adolescents in inculcating these healthy habits among them. Health education through peer-to-peer approach is used to instill the knowledge on important areas such as sexual and reproductive health, smoking, substance abuse, illegal street racing (rempit) and mental health. Specific modules were developed by experts (lecturers) in multidisciplinary fields in collaboration with Malaysian Association for Adolescent Health (MAAH), National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB), Reproductive Health Association of Kelantan (REHAK) and Rhaudatus Sakinah Kelantan. The trained Medical Students Facilitator Team (MSFT) of USM became trainers to secondary one school students. The selected school students were trained by the medical students to become peer educators to their juniors and peers. There was improvement in the readiness level of peer educators, knowledge and attitude towards healthy habits and risky behaviors of other school students after the intervention.

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Published
2021-03-08
How to Cite
Ab Rahman, A., Ibrahim, M. I., Zin, F., Rahman, R., Idris, N. S., Zakaria, R., Ahmad, I., Ab Razak, A., Husain, M., Mohd Yasin, M. A., Zakaria, N., Rostenberghe, H., Othman, A., Taib, F., Yusof, S., Ibrahim, N. R., Mohamad, N., H A Majid, N., Zakaria, R., Yusoff, M., Mat Pa, M. N., Mat Nor, M. Z., Abdull Wahab, S. F., Fauzi, M. H., Mohamad, D. and Hamzah, N. (2021) “Adolescent to Adolescent Transformation Program- Nurturing, Enhancing and Promoting Adolescents’ Healthy Habit (ATAP-NEPAH): Curbing Social Problems Among Adolescents in Kelantan Through Peer-To-Peer Health Education”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(3), pp. 313 - 318. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v6i3.719.
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