Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge and Attitude of Staff nurses regarding their legal responsibilities in a selected Hospital of Jammu and Kashmir



Address:   Rifat Haffiz1, Nighat Haffiz Reshi2, Shugufta Maqbool3
1Nursing Supervisor, Sher-E-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Srinagar
2Lecturer, Government College of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Srinagar
3MSc Nursing (Pursuing), Sher-E-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Srinagar
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ABSTRACT:
A study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge and attitude of staff nurses regarding their legal responsibilities in a selected Hospital of J&K Srinagar, Major findings of the study with regard to demographic variables revealed that majority (74%) of the staff nurses belonged to the age group of 30-40 years, with regard to professional education, 46% & 44% of the staff nurses were having Post-basic BSc. nursing and GNM respectively, majority (88%) had a working experience of 10-15 years.,(80%) had not attended any in-service education programme. Regarding the mean pre-test knowledge score it was found to be 21.16 with a median 21.00 and S.D 4.032 against the maximum score of 39. The mean post test knowledge score was found to be 34.48 with a median of 35 and S.D.3.56 against a maximum score of 39. Mean post test knowledge scores (34.48) of staff nurses was found to be significantly higher than their mean pre-test knowledge scores (21.16) , as evident from the ‘t’ value of 16.12 suggesting that the knowledge of staff nurses on legal responsibilities increased after administering the information booklet. The mean pre test attitude score was found to be 150.44.with a median 155 and SD 14.465 against the maximum score 210.The mean post-test attitude score was found to be 186 with a median of 184 and SD 13.464 against a maximum score of 210.Mean post-test attitude scores 186 of staff nurses were found to be significantly higher than their mean pre-test attitude scores 150.44 as evident from the ‘t’ value of 12.858 was significant., suggesting the effectiveness of booklet in adopting the positive attitude by staff nurses’ on legal responsibilities. There was a significant relationship between post-test knowledge and post-test attitude scores of the staff nurses. On the basis of the findings of the study, it is recommended that similar study can be replicated on larger samples of staff nurses of different hospitals for generalization of the findings.
KEYWORDS:
legal issues, Pre-test, post-test, information booklet, staff nurses
Cite:
Rifat Haffiz, Nighat Haffiz Reshi, Shugufta Maqbool. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge and Attitude of Staff nurses regarding their legal responsibilities in a selected Hospital of Jammu and Kashmir. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2016; 6(3): 321-326.
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