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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 383) Last page : ( 387)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00093.5

A Study to assess The Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Knowledge regarding Varicose Vein and its Prevention among Staff Nurses

Upendrababu Vinil1,*, Singh Rajat2, Ms Afreen2, Ms Deeksha2, Ms Kumar2, Ms Fatma Roohee2

1Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia

2Nursing Tutor, Faculty of Nursing, Rama University, Mandhana, Kanpur, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vinilupendrababu@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.

Abstract

Varicose vein is one of the common vascular abnormalities in the world. As per many study reports 15–20% of the population in India is suffering from varicose veins and its complications. Patients with varicose veins are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis as venous stasis and injury often cause superficial phlebitis that can pass through perforating vessels to involve the deep venous system. Since this leads to many complications the high risk people such as sales man, teachers, nurses, traffic police has to be aware about the varicose vein and its preventive measures. Hence the researcher had taken a chance to assess the knowledge of varicose vein and its preventive measures among staff nurses before and after the provision of a information booklet. The research approach adopted for the study was pre experimental and the research design was one group pretest post test design. 30 staff nurses were selected by using non probability convenient sampling technique from the Rama hospital, Kanpur. After getting the consent from the samples demographic data and knowledge were collected with the help of a structured questionnaire. The pretest knowledge was assessed on the first day and information booklet was given on the same day and post test knowledge was assessed by using the same tool on the 7th day. The study was Statistical significant at 0.005 level. The total mean post-test knowledge score (12.6) was higher than the mean pretest score (8.73). Therefore the study result conclude that there was a significant improvement in the knowledge level of staff nurses after the provision of information booklet. So information booklet is an effective strategy to improve the knowledge among staff nurses.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, Knowledge, Varicose vein, Staff Nurses, Information Booklet.

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