International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Effect of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Dementia among ASHA Workers

Soorya N S | Sandhya R S | Urmila D. S.


Abstract: The world is witnessing a drastic increase in the incidence of dementia. The situation is not different in India also. The present study deals with ?the effect of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding dementia among ASHA workers? of Thiruvananthapuram district. The main objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding dementia among ASHA workers, evaluate the effect of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding dementia among ASHA workers and find out the association between the knowledge regarding dementia among ASHA workers and their selected socio - demographic variables. Methodology adopted for the study was one group pre test? post test design with multi stage sampling technique. Sample size was 105. The pretest data was collected using a structured questionnaire and a structured teaching programme was administered to all participants. The duration of the programme was 45 ? 60 minutes. After two weeks, post test was conducted among 35 participants with poor knowledge score using the same questionnaire used for pretest. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study findings revealed that majority, 62.9% (66) of the participant had average level of knowledge regarding dementia, 33.3% (35) of them had poor knowledge level and only 3.8% (4) had good knowledge regarding dementia. Whereas in the post test, 54.3% (19) of the participants have good knowledge and 45.7% (16) of them had an average knowledge regarding dementia. Significant association was found between the level of knowledge regarding dementia and experience of ASHA workers. The mean pretest knowledge score (20.31), was increased to 26.46 after the structured teaching programme (t = 16.959; p ? 0.001) in the post test. The study concluded that the structured teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge regarding dementia among ASHA workers.


Keywords: knowledge, dementia, ASHA workers


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 55 - 58


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