Midhula Austin, N. Balasubramanian
Midhula Austin1, N. Balasubramanian2
1Nursing Student, Shree Devi College of Nursing, Maina Tower, Ballalbagh, Mangalore-575003
2HOD, Psychiatric Nursing, Shree Devi College of Nursing Maina Tower, Ballalbagh, Mangalore-575003
Volume - 2,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2012
Background: Dementia is the progressive, degenerative brain disease with maladaptive, cognitive response that has features of a loss of intellectual abilities and interferes with the patient’s usual social or occupational activities. The loss of intellectual ability includes an impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thought. It is not curable and reversible. They need adequate care and support. The nurses have a vital role in taking care of dementia patients. Caring requires a considerable amount of understanding which makes a therapeutic way of dealing with patient1.
AIM: The aim of the study is to develop a video assisted teaching module on care of dementia patients for B.Sc Nursing students.
METHOD: A pre-experimental research design of one group pre and post-test with an evaluative approach was used for the present study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. The researcher developed a Video Assisted Teaching Module on care of Dementia patients and data was collected through the structured closed ended questionnaire on care of dementia patient among B.Sc nursing students
RESULT: Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyse the data. Pre-test assessment revealed that most (96%) of third year B.Sc nursing students had average knowledge and only 4% had poor knowledge. The post-test revealed that 72% had gained good knowledge, 28% of them gained very good knowledge. The total mean percentage of pre-test knowledge score was 40.68% (13.2±1.97) and the mean post-test knowledge score was 73.25% (23.44±2.64) showing an effectiveness of 32.57% (10.42±2.25). Significance of difference between pre-test and post-test was statistically tested using paired ‘t’ test and it was found very highly significant (t=32.75, p<0.05). There was no association between pre-test knowledge score and post-test knowledge score with demographic variables.
INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION: The findings of the study reveal that there was highly significant increase in the knowledge of third year B.Sc nursing students regarding care of dementia patients. Hence, it is concluded that VATM is highly effective in improving the knowledge of the third year B.Sc nursing students.
Cite this article:
Midhula Austin, N. Balasubramanian. A study to evaluate the Video Assisted Teaching Module (VATM) on care of dementia patients developed for B.Sc Nursing Students in a selected college of nursing, Mangalore. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(3): July-Sept. 2012; Page 113-117.