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Research Paper | General Studies | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention and Treatment of Swine Flu among 1st Year B. sc Nursing Students
Abstract: Swine flu is an infectious disease caused by swine influenza virus. It is a highly contagious respiratory infection. WHO 2009 figures have brought out that youth is more commonly affected and in India about 41.6% of people are tested positive are youth. The research approach used for this study the research approach used for this study was evaluative approach and pre - experimental (one group pre and post - test) design. The independent variable was STP and the dependent variable was knowledge of 1st year B. sc Nursing Students regarding prevention and treatment of swine flu. The setting of the study was in selected college of nursing at Bangalore and simple random technique was used to select the sample. The sample size was 50, 1st year B. sc Nursing Students. The tool used for this study consisted of two parts. Part ? A (demographic data). Part ? B, structured knowledge questionnaire consists of questions in various aspects such as general information of Swine flu, its causes, types and its prevention and treatment (20 questions). The data was analyzed and interpreted in terms of objectives formulated descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the data analysis. Effectiveness of STP on knowledge regarding prevention and treatment of swine flu among 1st year B. sc Nursing Students was pretest 67.5% and post - test is 74.53%. The difference was 7.03%. The findings of the study reveal that STP increased the knowledge of 1st year B. sc Nursing Students regarding prevention and treatment of swine flu. This result indicate that age, previous knowledge, and source of knowledge influence the knowledge level of 1st year B. sc Nursing Students regarding prevention and treatment of swine flu. Chi - square test used to associate the level of knowledge and selected demographic variables. The Chi - square value shows that there is no significance association between the score level and demographic variables of study revealed that Mean?S. D of pretest knowledge 10.80?2.755 and post - test knowledge 14.16?2.780 respectively.
Keywords: Swine flu, Prevention and treatment, 1st year B. sc nursing students
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,
Pages: 951 - 955
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