Effects of Educational Intervention Regarding Nipah Virus Infection among Bachelor Level Nursing Students
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Medical Science | Nepal | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Effects of Educational Intervention Regarding Nipah Virus Infection among Bachelor Level Nursing Students

Aayoushma Shrestha, Maiya Ranjitkar

IntroductionNipah virus (NiV) infection is a zoonotic disease. The natural host of Nipah virus are fruit bats of Pteropodidae family. Case fatality of NiV infection ranges from 40-75 %. There are currently no vaccines approved for human use.Thus, it is necessary to raise their knowledge level regarding NiV infection. Objectives To assess the knowledge regarding Nipah virus infection among the nursing students before and after educational intervention. MethodologyPre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used among 54 nursing students from Om Health Campus. Self administered questionnaire consisting demographic characteristics and knowledge regarding NiV infection was used before and after educational intervention. Results The mean of pre-test knowledge was 7.40 whereas, the mean of post-test was 13.72 with a difference of 6.32. The paired t- value was 8.13 (p=0.00) showing the significant increase in the knowledge level regarding NiV infection after an educational intervention. ConclusionResults of this study indicated most of the respondents had inadequate knowledge before educational intervention and all the respondents had adequate knowledge after educational intervention.Thus, the study concluded that in order to upgrade the knowledge of nursing students on emerging diseases education intervention will be beneficial.

Keywords: Educational intervention, Nipah Virus Infection, Knowledge, Bachelor level nursing students

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Pages: 889 - 892

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Aayoushma Shrestha, Maiya Ranjitkar, "Effects of Educational Intervention Regarding Nipah Virus Infection among Bachelor Level Nursing Students", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20191246, Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018, 889 - 892

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