A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on the Knowledge and Practice of the Mothers of School Age Children with Juvenile Diabetes in the selected Ommunity area of Ahmedabad City of Gujarat State
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A study to assess the effectiveness of self instructional module on the Knowledge and practice of the mothers of school age Children with Juvenile diabetes in the selected Community area of Ahmadabad City of Gujarat state. The objectives of the study was (1) To assess the pretest and post test level of Knowledge and practice among the mother of the school age children with juvenile diabetes of control and experimental group.(2)To assess the post test level of Knowledge and practice of control group and experimental group among the mother of the school age children with juvenile diabetes.(3)To assess the effectiveness of the self instructional module by comparing pre and post test score of control and experimental group.(4)To associate with pretest knowledge and practice of the mother with selected demographic variables. The conceptual frame work is based on System theory model.
A quasi experimental approach was used for research study; one group pre post design with control group was used for research study. A pre-post interventional study was performed on mothers of school age children of Ahmadabad city of Gujarat State. Purposive sampling was used to select samples. Data collection includes demographic data, knowledge on juvenile diabetes of mothers with help of structured knowledge questionnaires, Practice of juvenile diabetes of mothers with help of structured observation rating scale. Self instructional module was introduced in terms of knowledge and Practice performing by mothers on juvenile diabetes. The main area of knowledge and Practice include-Introduction, Types, causes, chief signs and symptoms, treatment and home management of juvenile diabetes. For the knowledge it is reveals the comparison between pre-test and post-test knowledge score obtained by the Samples.
The mean pre test score is 9.26 and the mean post test score is 19.75. The table also shows that the Standard Deviation of pre test knowledge score is 1.76 and that of the post test is 1.74. The calculated‘t’ is 28.17 and the tabulated’ is 1.693 at 0.05 level of significance. For practice of the samples it is reveals the comparison between pre-test and post-test practice score obtained by the Samples The mean pre test score is 18.73 and the mean post test score is 36.39. The table also shows that the Standard Deviation of pre test practice score is 7.08 and that of the post test is 6.43. The calculated’ is 16.5 and the tabulated’ is 1.693 at 0.05 level of significance
There was significant difference between pretest mean score and posttest mean score for knowledge and practice of samples regarding juvenile diabetes. After administration of a self instructional module, there was improvement in samples’ Knowledge and Practice. So it was concluded that a self instructional module on juvenile diabetes increased the knowledge and practice of mothers of Ahmadabad city of Gujarat state.
Diabetes mellitus, Knowledge, Practice, Self instructional Module.