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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 439) Last page : ( 444)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00093.2

Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on self care of plaster of paris casted limb among patients with lower limb fracture

Upadhyaya Rupa1,*, Barman Hiramoni2

1Tutor, VKNRL School of Nursing, Numaligarh, Golaghat, Assam

2Lecturer, BSc (N) College, Dibrugarh, Assam

*Corresponding Author Email: rupaupadhyaya1992@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.


The patients with casted limb suffer with complications due to inadequate knowledge which lends them in great physical, social, psychological and economic loss. Structured teaching programme becomes an integral part to empower the patients with knowledge and skill in caring himself, prevent complication and improve bone healing. The current study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on self care of Plaster of Paris casted limb among patients with lower limb fracture. The study adopted a pre experimental, one group pre test post test design. 50 patients with Plaster of Paris casted lower limb fracture were selected by using non-probability convenient sampling technique and data were collected by using socio demographic proforma and structured knowledge questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analysis the data. There was a significant increase in the level of knowledge of patients between the pre test and post test. The mean pre test score is 12.14 and the mean post test score on self care of POP is 17.46 (p<0.01) at 0.05 level of significance. A significant association of the pre test levels of knowledge was found with age, educational status, occupation, previous history of fracture, previous information of fracture and Plaster of Paris cast. The result shows that structured teaching programme improved the knowledge regarding self care of Plaster of Paris casted limb.



Plaster of Paris Cast, Self care, Structured teaching programme, Fracture of lower limb.


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