Effectiveness of self-instructional module on knowledge regarding I.V. fluid therapy among student nurses at selected college & school in Gwalior M.P
Rajnee Herald and Swati Barnes
Context: In hospital settings, most of the time intravenous fluids and drugs administered to patients and nurses are responsible for administration and care of intravenous therapy. However, patients may develop complications related to intravenous therapy due to inadequate competency and knowledge of nurses regarding intravenous therapy.
Aim: The present study was to conduct for enhancing the knowledge by self-instructional module regarding I. V fluid therapy among student nurses.
Methodology: An evaluative approach was used for the study. Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design was used in the study. The samples were recruited by probability simple random sampling technique. The size of population included in this study was 40 Students nurses which were selected according to inclusive and exclusive criteria. They were given a self- instructional module to give their response to assess the knowledge regarding I. V fluid therapy. Study was conducted in the P.G College of Nursing, Gwalior M.P. informed consent from the student nurses was obtained prior to data collection process and collect the data in the form of pre-test and post-test. Then going for analysis and interpretation of data with inferential statistics like chi-square, mean, median, standard deviation etc.
Result: In pre-test knowledge score and it is reflected that exactly few students observed with poor level of knowledge about I.V Fluid therapy, 40% students nurses showed average level of knowledge, none of the students nurses identified with excellent level of knowledge about I.V Fluid therapy.
In was detected in post-test that none subjects were left in poor category. Major proportion of subjects 36.7% student nurses acquired excellent level of knowledge. 58.3% Students nurses acquired good level of knowledge, few 5% students nurses observed with average level of knowledge.
Interpretation & Conclusion: The (Mean± Standard Deviation) knowledge scoring in pretest found to be 12.37±3.24 points about I. V Fluid. However, there was a change noticed in knowledge score at post-test stage found to be higher after administration of self-instructional module on knowledge and the knowledge score rose to 17.42±2.12 points. Comparison between baseline (Pre-test) and post administration (Post-test) of self-instructional module on knowledge indicated that there was difference and improvement at large in knowledge acquirement among students nurses about I. V Fluid therapy.
However, there was a gain of 40.82% in knowledge about I. V Fluid therapy among student nurses. Overall, the self-instructional module considers as an effective tool when there is a need in lacking, bridging and modifying the information about I. V Fluid therapy.
Lastly these statistical finding concluded the effectiveness of self-instructional module on knowledge among students nurses about I. V Fluid therapy which confirm the objectivity of the present research study.
Rajnee Herald, Swati Barnes. Effectiveness of self-instructional module on knowledge regarding I.V. fluid therapy among student nurses at selected college & school in Gwalior M.P. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2023;5(1):126-128. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2023.v5.i1b.127