International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023


Quasi Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Complementary Therapy among Health Workers

Ajith .KK


Abstract: Background: A quasi experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledgeregarding complementary therapy among health workers in selected primary health centres, Mangalore, Karnataka. A total sample of 60 health workers were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding complementary therapy among health workers before and after structured teaching programme and to find out the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding complementary therapy among health workers. The final objective was to determine the association between pre-test level of knowledge and selected demographic variables. Materials and Methods: A two-group pre-test post-test design was used to conduct the study. A sample comprising of 30 health workers in experimental and 30 in control group were enrolled using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The conceptual framework of the study was based on Ludwig Von Bertalanffy?s General System Model. Tools used for data collection were demographic performa and structured knowledge questionnaire. Results: Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings of the study revealed that the mean post-test knowledge score 20?4.807among experiment group was significantly higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score 10.33?2.591(p<0.05). Change in knowledge score among the control group was not significant (p>0.05 level). The t test value (9.811*), revealed that, there is significant increase in the mean post-test knowledge score among experimental group compared to the mean post-test knowledge score among control group at 0.05 level. Significant association at 0.05 level was observed between knowledge with regard to their previous knowledge and area of living. Conclusion: The findings of the study confirmed that the structured teaching programme was significantly effective in improving the knowledge regardingcomplementary therapy among health workers.


Keywords: Quasi experimental, Structured teaching programme, Knowledge, Complementary therapy, Health workers


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 1159 - 1162


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