Newborn is the foundation of human life. Establishment of spontaneous breathing after birth is most crucial for the survival of a newborn baby. If independent respiration is not established it leads to fetal asphyxia arising the need of active resuscitation to manage it. Many babies in developing world do not receive resuscitative care which leads to high neonatal mortality which is preventable. A quasi-experimental research, pre and post test without control group design with experimental approach was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of Video assisted teaching programme on the knowledge of nurses on neonatal resuscitation. Data were collected from 248 nurses selected by cluster sampling technique in PHCs of Salem district through closed ended questionnaire and observational checklist. Data were analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The overall pre-test mean knowledge score was 28.13±7.55 (42.61%) whereas in post-test it was 57.71±3.94 (87.44%) revealing 44.83% enhancement of knowledge score. Area wise assessment shows during post test highest mean KS (1.89±0.32) which is 94.56% of the maximum score was for the area “Initial assessment” where the difference in mean percentage was lowest (31.66%) might be due to highest pre test mean % (62.9%). Highly significant difference was found between the total knowledge scores of pre and post test and area wise score values of pre and post test (P<0.01) revealing effectiveness of Video assisted teaching programme. No significant association was found between post test knowledge scores of nurses when compared to demographic variables (P>0.05).
Cite this article:
K. Tamizharasi, . Effectiveness of Video assisted teaching programme (VATP) on Neonatal resuscitation for the Nurses working in rural Salem, Tamil Nadu. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 2(1): Jan.-March 2012; Page 01-05.