International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on the Knowledge and Practice of Homecare Management of Diabetes among Elderly Diabetics

M. P. Ugin Juliyet | Sonia Sunny

Abstract: Diabetes is the global epidemic of the 21st century and is now the fourth leading cause of death in most developed countries. It is now thought to be in excess of 200 million. Aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge and reported practice of homecare management of elderly diabetic clients. The research approach adopted for the study was one group pre-test post-test design. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test knowledge score in home care management of diabetes mellitus after implementation of the structured teaching programme. The pre-test mean knowledge score was 18.77, whereas the post-test mean score was 25.18. Similarly the pre-test mean score of knowledge on reported practice was 28.21 whereas the mean post-test knowledge on reported practice score was 37.21. The study concludes that there is a need to educate elderly diabetics regarding home care management of Diabetes. Thus a structured teaching programme was implemented and there was a significant improvement in the post test knowledge score compared to pretest knowledge score.

Keywords: Diabetes, knowledge, practice, home care management

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,

Pages: 404 - 407

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