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Effectiveness of Virtual Instructional Package on Knowledge regarding Alzheimer's Disease in older Adults at Selected Old Age Homes

Dhananjay Suresh Joshi

Abstract: A study to assess the effectiveness of virtual instructional package on knowledge regarding alzheimer?s disease in older adults at selected old age homes. To assess the pretest level of knowledge score regarding Alzheimer?s disease among older adults at selected old age home To administer the virtual instructional package about Alzheimer?s disease .. In this present study one group pre testpost test research group design was used. In order to achieve the objective of the study, a quasi-experimental one group pre-test post test without control group design adopted. Simple Random sampling technique was used to select the subject for the study. The data were collected by using structured questionnaire from older adults at selected old age home before and after the administration of virtual instructional package on knowledge regarding Alzheimer?s disease. The pre-test and post-test knowledge score means were 10.367 and 15.567 respectively. The standard deviation for pre-test and post-test were 4.610 and 5.494 respectively. The mean difference was 5.980. The calculated ?t? value 13.34 is greater than table value (2.0) at degree of freedom 0.05 level. This indicates the virtual 76 instructional package was effective in increasing knowledge regarding Alzheimer?s disease in older adults Hence the research hypothesis (H1) was accepted. Chi-squarevalue was calculated to find out the association between knowledge levels among older adults with selected demographic variables. The result shows that the calculated value is greater than (at 0.05 level) tabulated value for variables; gender, current year of study and source of previous informationwith pre-test knowledge of Older adults regarding Alzheimer?s disease. Hence hypothesis H2 Accepted. The virtual instructional package helps the older adults to enhance their knowledge regarding Alzheimer?s disease.

Keywords: Effectiveness , Alzheimer?s disease, Virtual instructional package, Older adults.

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing

Pages: 1794 - 1797

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

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Dhananjay Suresh Joshi, "Effectiveness of Virtual Instructional Package on Knowledge regarding Alzheimer's Disease in older Adults at Selected Old Age Homes", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i5/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198293, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019, 1794 - 1797

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