Infertility has been relatively neglected as both a health problem and a subject for social science research in South Asia, as in the developing world more generally. The general thrust of both programmes and research has been on the correlates of high fertility and its regulation rather than on understanding the context of infertility, its causes and consequences. Yet, we know that infertility affects a relatively large number of couples at some point in their reproductive lives - globally, between 50 and 80 million couples. The incidence of infertility in men and women is almost identical. The role of the infertility nurse is continually expanding and changing to meet the demands of couples undergoing assisted reproduction. The present study was thus undertaken to assess the pre test knowledge score of staff nurses regarding recent advancement in infertility treatment, to assess the effectiveness of SIM (self instructional module) on knowledge of staff nurses regarding recent advancement in infertility treatment and to find out the association between pretest knowledge score with selected social demographic variables. Pre-experimental one group pre-test post test design, was used to find out the effectiveness of SIM on recent advancements in infertility treatment. The sample consisted of 60 staff nurses of selected maternity hospitals of Indore city. They were chosen by convenient sampling technique. The study was conducted at SAIMS Hospital, Life Line Hospital, Greater Kailas Hospital and Dolphin Hospital, Indore. The data was collected prior and after administration of self-instructional module by a structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The knowledge gained through self instructional module was good as it was evidence with a highly significant difference (t(59)=22.669, P<0.001) between the mean post-test (X2=30.85) and pre-test (X1=16.25) knowledge score. There was a significant association of the pre-test knowledge score with demographic variable like age, education, experience and in-service education programme.
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Ravin Kumar Bishnoi. Effectiveness of Self -Instructional Module (SIM) on Knowledge Regarding recent Advancement in Infertility Treatment among Staff Nurses . Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research.2017; 7(3): 284-288. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00059.3