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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2349-2996(Online), 2231-1149(Print)
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Responsiveness to Structured Teaching Programme on Prevention of Hepatitis ‘A’ among Adults
Mr. Ananthabadmanaban, B. Ashok
Lecturer, Department of Community Nursing, Angel College of Nursing, Khammam
Background: Globally around 1.5 million symptomatic Hepatitis ‘A’ cases occur each year with likely tens of millions of infections. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is responsible for considerable morbidity and economic losses to under developing countries like India. Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme of knowledge on prevention of Hepatitis A among the adults. Design: A one group pre test and post test Pre experimental design was adopted for the study. Setting: Thandalam village at Kanchipuram District. Participants: 100 adults with fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by convenient sampling. Methods: A pre test was conducted by using knowledge questionnaire related to hepatitis A. Immediately after pre test structured teaching programme was given to the adults about prevention of hepatitis A for 7 days and 8th day post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme. Collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In pre test, 67 (67%) had inadequate knowledge and 33 (33%) had moderately adequate knowledge whereas in post test, 82(82%) adults had adequate knowledge and 18(18%) had moderately adequate knowledge. By comparing pre test and post test knowledge score, structured teaching programme improved their knowledge on prevention of Hepatitis ‘A’ with statistical significance P<0.05. There was a statistically no significant association found between the post test scores of the sample with their demographic variables. Conclusion: The findings imply the need for educating adults on effective management of prevention of hepatitis A. An Education should be extended to the urban slum adults also.
Effectiveness, Structured teaching programe, Prevention of hepatitis A, Adults.
Ananthabadmanaban, B. Ashok. Responsiveness to Structured Teaching Programme on Prevention of Hepatitis ‘A’ among Adults. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(1): Jan.-March 2015; Page 38-41.
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