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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 64) Last page : ( 66)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00014.2

Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Immunization among GNM 1st Year Students in a Selected Nursing School at Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Pradhan Rashmimala*

Assistant Professor, SUM Nursing College, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Sector-8, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar-751003

*Corresponding Author Email: rashmimalapradhan@gmail.com

Abstract

Immunity enables the body to better defend itself against diseases caused by certain micro organism. Immunity may occur on its own (When people are exposed to bacteria or viruses), or by vaccination. When people are immunized against a disease, they do not get the disease or get only a mild form of it. The most common causes of infant and child morality in developing countries including India are prenatal condition, acute respiratory infection, diarrhea, malaria, measles and malnutrition. These are also the commonest causes of morbidity in young children. Immunization is a mass means of protecting the greatest number of people from various infectious diseases condition. A pre-experimental one group pretest and posttest design with evaluative approach was taken to assess the effectiveness information booklet on immunization among the GNM 1st year students. Data were collected from 30 1st year GNM students selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique in SUM Nursing School through self structure close ended questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The overall pretest mean knowledge score was 14.8 ± 4.256 (49.33 whereas the posttest mean score was 19.203 ± 3.79 (64.1). The mean differences was found 4.43 (14.77%) reveling the effectiveness of information booklet on immunization at p<0.0001 no significant association was found between pretest knowledge score of GNM 1st year students with the demographic variables.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, information booklet, GNM 1st year students, immunization, vaccine preventable diseases.

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