Author(s): Suneetha. P.

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Lecturer, Kamineni College of Nursing, L. B. Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh- 500068.
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Published In:   Volume - 1,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2011

All over the world millions of lives will be saved every day through blood transfusion. Blood transfusion has a vital and complex role in health care. Blood transfusions are necessary for accident victims, surgical clients, clients with blood disorders, burns, malaria, severe blood loss as well as altered bone marrow function related to radiation therapy, chemotherapy and other medications to save their lives. A one group pretest and post test pre experimental design was adopted for the study. A pre test was conducted later structured teaching programme was intervened and again a post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme after a group of 7 days. The study was conducted in Navodaya College of Nursing, Raichur and 85 III year B.Sc. Nursing students were selected by purposive sampling technique. Collected data was analyzed by using both the descriptive and inferential statistics. Results and Interpretation: In pretest, the mean score of the sample was 23.45 (SD= 5.76) and the post test mean score was (SD= 6.48) with paired ‘t’ value of 49.57. This showed that the structured teaching programme was effective in enhancing the knowledge level of the sample regarding blood transfusion. There was a statistically significant association found between the post test knowledge score of the sample with selected variables like gender, type of family and exposure to clinical experience. Conclusion: In pre test nearly three fourth of the sample had low knowledge (72.9%) where as in post test, more than half of the student nurses secured high knowledge (57.6%). This indicated a marked improvement in the knowledge level of participants.

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Suneetha. P.. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Blood Transfusion among Student Nurses in Selected Nursing Institution at Raichur. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 1(1): Jan.-March 2011; Page 12-14.

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