A Study to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding self care management among knee Osteoarthritis Patients attending outpatient departments at selected hospitals, Thiruvannamalai
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Osteoarthritis ia chronic degenerative joint disorder having a significant economic impact on our health system. Osteoarthritis is known to be most frequent in the lower extremity, especially the knee joint.
To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding self care management among knee Osteoarthritis patients.
One group pre test and post test Quasi experimental design was adopted for the study.
Selected hospitals at Thiruvannamalai.
40 patients with fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by simple random sampling.
A pre test was conducted by using knowledge questionnaire related to Osteoarthritis. Immediately after pre test Structured Teaching Programme was given to the patient to read about the Osteoarthritis for 7 days and 8th day post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of STP. Collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
In pre test, the mean score of the sample was 5.2 and the post test mean score was 22.5 with the mean difference of 58.8 This showed that the STP was effective in enhancing the knowledge of the patients regarding Osteoarthritis. There was a statistically no significant association found between the post test scores of the sample with their demographic variables.
The findings imply the need for educating patients on effective management of Osteoarthritis.
Effectiveness, Patient with Osteoarthritis, STP-Structured Teaching Programme.