Arthritis is not a new disease and much research has been done and is still being done to find a cure. This study was undertaken to find out the effect of structured teaching programme regarding knowledge on arthritis among the selected population at Kadamalaipudhur village, Kanchipuram. The design adopted was quasi experimental (one group pre and posttest) research design.100 samples were drawn from the village. The level of knowledge was assessed by using validated structured questionnaires. Structured teaching programme was administered. Posttest was done on 7th day of intervention. The findings revealed that during pretest 0 (0%) of them had adequate knowledge, 31(31%) of them had moderate knowledge, 69(69%) of them had inadequate knowledge regarding arthritis, whereas in posttest 94(94%) of them had adequate knowledge and 6(6%) of them had moderate knowledge. The pretest mean score was 13.78 with confidence interval of (13.13-14.43) and posttest mean score was 26.22 with confidence interval (25.81-26.63). the calculated t value 32.365 at 0.05 level of significance was significantly higher than the table value 1.96 at 0.05 level of significance which shows that the structured teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge regarding arthritis. Hence H1 was retained.
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K. Srinivassan. A Quasi Experimental Study to Assess Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme regarding Knowledge on Risk Factors, Complications and Prevention of Arthritis among the Selected Population at Kadamalaipudhur Village, Kanchipuram District . Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(3): July- Sept., 2014; Page 342-345