Background: The heavy exposure to cotton dust at work makes them vulnerable to developing several respiratory symptoms and illnesses, including byssinosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chest tightness and others resulting ultimately in severe pulmonary disability after prolonged duration of work. However there is a lack of awareness regarding knowledge on respiratory problems. The aims are to enhance knowledge and improve respiratory status of the workers in the spinning mill. To support health programmes by providing reliable, balanced information for effective assessment of respiratory problems and its prevention.
Methodology: The pre experiment, one group pretest –posttest design was used to evaluate the knowledge on selected respiratory problems and respiratory status of 40 mill workers. The structured questionnaire was used to collect the data from the workers. The pretest was followed by implementation of video assisted teaching and encouraged to do the breathing exercises on twice a day for 15 days and posttest was conducted on 16th day to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programme.
Results: The study results shows that statistically significant difference between mean knowledge of pretest and posttest are found to be significant at p<0.05 level. Therefore the findings reveals that video assisted teaching on selected respiratory problems was effective teaching in enhance the knowledge and improve respiratory status of mill workers. Hence the stated hypothesis is accepted.
Conclusion: Effective teaching is play a vital role to improve health pattern and to gain functional improvements among the workers.
Cite this article:
Kalpana Ramesh. K.. Evaluate the Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Programme on Selected Respiratory Problems in Terms of Knowledge and Respiratory Status Among Workers in Spinning Mill, at Tirupur Dist.. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(1): 57-60. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00013.7