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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 313) Last page : ( 314)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00071.9

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Ebola Virus among health care workers in Elantha kuttai PHC, At Namakkal District

Radha R.*, Sundari M. Shanmuga, Rajalakshmi M. Muthu, Praveena A., Surthi T., Savitha M.

Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Pallakka Palayam, Namakkal District

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rradha.sakthiss@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Ebola virus is the most dangers virus causing Ebola hemorrhagic fever the case fatality rate is about 80%. Mainly it affected the health care providers due to lack of nursing barrier techniques, it mainly affected the blood coagulation system. Still now there is no evidence of Ebola in India.

Objectives

To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding Ebola virus among health workers.

Methods

A one group pre test and post test pre experimental design was adopted for the study. 20 health workers fulfilling inclusion criteria were selected by convenient sampling in Elanthakkodai PHC at Namakkal district. A pretest was conducted by using knowledge questionnaires related to Ebola virus. Immediately after pretest STP was given to the health workers for 6 day post test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of STP. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Result

In The paired ‘t’ test was calculated to analyze the effectiveness between pre and post test scores of health workers. The paired ‘t’ test value was 54.85 when compared to table value 2.09 is high. It seems that there is significant relationship between structured teaching programme and health workers.

Conclusion

The findings imply the need for education about Ebola virus among health workers. Education should be extended management of Ebola viral disease and varies settings to be conducted.

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Keywords

Ebola virus, Knowledge, Structured teaching programme, Health workers.

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