Effectiveness of planned teaching program on pneumococcal vaccine among adults in selected areas of Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dr. Hari Mohan Singh, Vijesh Patel and Group C
Introduction: Pneumonia is considered to be the most common disease spreading among adults & is preventable if having appropriate knowledge. The present study conducted reveals about the effectiveness of planned teaching program about the pneumococcal vaccine among adults to prevent pneumonia in selected areas of Ahmedabad.
Methods: This quasi experimental study was conducted on adults with inclusion criteria of age over 50 years, willingness to participate in study. The Investigator adopted simple convenient sampling technique to select the sample. Data was collected using 5 demographic variables & 30 questionnaires regarding pneumonia disease, its prevention, management & vaccine campaign were included. These questionnaires were divided into various areas such as introduction, causes, risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, management, prevention & vaccine campaign on pneumonia. A pre-test was conducted on 30 samples after which the planned teaching program was implemented followed by the post test.
Results: The mean score of 14.1 of pretest was increased to 22.53 in posttest after providing planned teaching program. The value of paired T test was found to be 15.8 for the study.
Conclusion: According to the findings of the present study, it was concluded that the knowledge of the adults regarding effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccine to prevent pneumonia was improved after planned teaching program
Dr. Hari Mohan Singh, Vijesh Patel, Group C. Effectiveness of planned teaching program on pneumococcal vaccine among adults in selected areas of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2020;2(2):67-69. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2020.v2.i2b.46