M. Girija, N. Kokilavani
M. Girija1*, Dr. N. Kokilavani2
1Associate Professor, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu
2Principal, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur. Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.
Volume - 4,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2014
The National heart, lung and blood institute has estimated that half of the persons with hypertension do not know that they have prolonged elevation of blood pressure eventually damages blood vessels throughout the body mostly in the eyes, heart, kidneys and brain. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice among patients with hypertension, to find out the effectiveness of structured teaching programme among hypertensive patients, to correlate relationship between demographic factors and knowledge attitude and practice hypertensive patients pre experimental research design was adopted setting for the study was Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute. Hundred(100) newly diagnosed both male and female patients with hypertension between the age group of 40 and 70 years attending OPD Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute Of Medical Sciences And Research Institute were selected by using Convenient Sampling Technique. Data was collected by using Questionnaire to assess, knowledge, three point LIKERT scale for attitude and checklist to asses practices On Hypertension. Descriptive And Inferential Statistics like paired ‘t’ test, chi-square test and correlation test was used. The study result revealed that in pretest hypertensive clients had inadequate knowledge with the mean 33.7, attitude with the mean of 47, practice with the mean of 34.7.in post test it was found that hypertensive clients gained knowledge with the mean value of 88, attitude of 85, practice of 85.5. The overall findings of the study showed that structured teaching programme is very effective in improving the knowledge, attitude and practice on hypertension with t value 0.064 at p<0.005 level.
Cite this article:
M. Girija, N. Kokilavani. Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Patients with Hypertension. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(1): Jan.-March 2014; Page 136-139.