Author(s): Varghese Divya, Nutan Kumari


DOI: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00033.1   

Address: Varghese Divya1*, Nutan Kumari2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, St, Johns College of Nursing, Bengaluru.
2Tutor, Department of Community Health Nursing, St, Johns College of Nursing, Bengaluru.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021

Background: Jigsaw technique is atype of cooperative learning which makes learner to be responsible for teaching some of the content to the group.It also helps the students in improving their self confidence,which in turn helps them in problem solving and critical thinking.Innovative teaching learning methods helps the students to excel, especially in the professional courses.Teacher student friendly approach helps to retain students attention and instill in them the interest to learn better. Objectives: 1.To compare the pretest and postest knowledge regarding national health programs among the nursing students in a selected college of nursing,Bangalore. 2. To determine the association of pretest knowledge scores regarding national health programs with selected baseline variables of nursing students. Methods: The research design for the study was quasi experimental one group pre test-post test design. The sample size comprised of 96 nursing students of a selected College of Nursing.Samples were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data were collected using a semi structured knowledge questionnaire regarding National health programs which was followed by Jigsaw technique. Result: The mean pre test knowledge score ( 10.86±1.139) was less than the post test knowledge score( 17.54±1.421) .The paired ‘ t’ value computed between the pre test and post test knowledge (t=39.93 , p=0.01) was statistically significant.There was no significant association between pre test knowledge scores with age of the nursing students.After Jigsaw technique 100% (96) students reported that Jigsaw technique was helpful to learn National Health Programs.About 97% (93) students said that they value Jigsaw technique than lecture method of teaching Interpretation and conclusion: The students lacked knowledge regarding National Health Programs. In the pretest majority of nursing students, 89% (85) reported that they don’t like to study National Health Programs as it is very boring. But in the post assessment 97%(93) students like to study National Health Programme with the help of Jigsaw technique. The Jigsaw technique was very effective in improving the knowledge as evidenced by post test. Study concluded that Innovative teaching learning methods helps the students to excel, especially in the professional courses.

Cite this article:
Varghese Divya, Nutan Kumari. Impact of Jigsaw Technique on Knowledge regarding National Health Programs among Nursing Students. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(1):129-132. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00033.1

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