Hypertension is a real and important public health problem, especially for developed countries compared with the underdeveloped ones. Hypertension is not only the leading causes of death but is also contributing to disability among adults. Most of the problems are preventable or controllable if it is anticipated or recognized and treated correctly. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of self instructional module on the knowledge regarding hypertension among teachers of selected schools in district Mohali. For the purpose of this study, quantitative approach and quasi experimental research design was adopted.150 school teachers were selected as sample by using convenient sampling technique. Self administered structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data from school teachers. It was found that in experimental group, maximum of school teachers i.e.80% possessed poor knowledge and in control group also majority of school teachers i.e.93.3% possessed poor knowledge during pre-test. Whereas during post test, 94.7% school teachers possessed good knowledge in experimental group and 96% possessed poor knowledge in control group. Hence, study findings revealed that there was significant difference in mean pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of experimental group regarding hypertension at p<0.05 level. Moreover, there was no significant difference in pre-test and post-test knowledge scores among control group. It was found that there was significant association of pre-test knowledge level with educational qualification, family income and personal history of hypertension.
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Shalini, Rashmi Choudhary. A Quasi Experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of self instructional module on knowledge regarding hypertension among teachers of selected schools in district Mohali. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 8(2): 237-241. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00048.4