A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding the awareness & prevention of COVID-19
S Jeen Mexina, Supinder Kaur and Indu Sharma
This is a study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding the awareness & prevention of COVID-19 among the students of B.Sc. (N), GNM & Post Basic (N) of Silver Oaks College of Nursing Dist. Mohali, Punjab. The corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted everyone, including students. Accurate information about the disease, its spread, preventive measures and government-issued advisories is critical for containing an outbreak. The symptoms of the disease range from mild (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath) to severe (such as pneumonia, SARS, and kidney failure). The battle against COVID-19 is still ongoing, and almost all countries implemented preventive measures such as strict infection control and partial/complete lockdown to curb the virus and “flatten the curve.” Ways of preventing, managing, and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 have been discussed around the world.
Methodology: The present study based on the Quantitative research approach this was a Pre experimental research design. The setting of study was Silver Oaks College of Nursing, dist. Mohali, Punjab, sample size was 25 GNM students, 50 B.Sc. nursing students, and 25 P.BSc Nursing students. Subject was selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. The tool was self-structured knowledge questionnaire. Data was analyzed by Descriptive and Inferential statistics.
Results: The findings of the present study reveals that in pre-test Out of total, majority 79 % of study subjects had average knowledge, 5 % had poor knowledge and 16 % had good knowledge regarding COVID-19. But in post-test majority 76% of study subjects had good knowledge, 24 % had average knowledge and none of had poor knowledge regarding COVID-19. Therefore, the structured teaching programme regarding COVID-19 was effective in enhancing the knowledge of study subjects. The Chi-square value shows that there is significance association between the post-test knowledge score with age, gender, education, type of family and monthly income of family, of the study subjects. There is no significance association between the level of post-test knowledge score regarding COVID-19 with other demographic variables (marital status residence and source of information) The calculated chi-square values were less than the table value at the 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: It was concluded that, post-test knowledge score of study subjects was significantly higher than pretest. It can be concluded that the structured teaching programme regarding COVID-19 was effective in enhancing the knowledge of study subjects. Therefore, null hypothesis is rejected and research hypothesis is accepted.
S Jeen Mexina, Supinder Kaur, Indu Sharma. A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding the awareness & prevention of COVID-19. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2022;4(2):93-98. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2022.v4.i2b.101