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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 281) Last page : ( 283)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00058.1

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding HIV/AIDS among the Barbers in Mehsana City

Patel Shraddha1,*, Mr. Patidar Kaushal2

12nd year M. Sc Nursing Student, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist. Mehsana

2HOD of Medical Surgical Department Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist. Mehsana

*Corresponding Author Email: shraddhaspatel8111@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.




The first case of HIV in India was reported in 1986 from Taminladu. Since then there has been an increase in the number of HIV infections over the years. As per the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), it is estimated that about 2.4 million people were living with HIV and AIDS in India in the year 2009. In Gujarat: 0.44% male and 0.30% Female are affected. Studies conducted in various parts of the country have confirmed that HIV infection has shifted from high-risk population to general population in India.


A quantitative approach using pre experimental pre-test post-test design with one group.


30 Barbers were selected using Non-probability Convenient sampling technique in Mehsana city.


Booklet was given to the Barbers


Structured Questionnaire was used to assess the level of Knowledge of Barbers regarding HIV/AIDS.


In this study overall the highest percentage in the demographic data including the Age group (21-30y) 50%, Education 63.33% (Secondary), Monthly income 36.66% (5000–15, 000), and working hours 53.3%(6–10 hours), marital status 73.3%(married). The post-test knowledge mean score (15.93 ± 2.21) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (6.03 ± 2.44). The calculated‘t’ value (27.75) was greater than the table value (t6 = 3.65) at 0.001 level of significance. the SIM was effective in increasing the knowledge of Barbers regarding HIV/AIDS. There was highly significant difference found between pretest and post test knowledge scores with demographic variable like. Age (chi squre=5.71 NS), Education (chi squre=0.37 NS), Monthly income (chi squre=10.47 S), Working Hours (chi squre = 8.89 NS)


The findings of the study revealed that Self instruction module helps in improving knowledge among Barbers.



Assess, Effectiveness, HIV/AIDS, Self Instructional Module, Barbers.


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