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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 275) Last page : ( 277)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00053.8

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Movie Based educational Package in Teaching Psychiatry for Undergraduate Nursing Students in Selected Nursing College at Thiruvalla

Mrs. Mathew Anu1, Mrs. Mathew Jaya2,*

1Associate Professor (Mental Health Nursing), TMM College of Nursing, Thiruvalla

2Vice Principal Cum Head of the Department, TMM College of Nursing, Thiruvalla

*Corresponding Author Email: sheenajayamathew@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.



Movies are a powerful medium of entertainment. Themes like issues in the society, science, religion; culture has been addressed by the films from time to time. Apart from the entertainment value that films hold, one can combine it with education and get a better understanding of the theme focused in the movie. Relevant movie clippings can be used to teach psychiatry and such approach may prove both time efficient and provide emotionally engaging experience for both the learner and the facilitator.

Purpose of the study

The study aimed at assessing the knowledge on schizophrenia as measured by a knowledge questionnaire and to determine the effectiveness of movie based educational package in terms of gain in knowledge.

Materials and methods

The study comprised of 38 students selected from a nursing college of Thiruvalla Thaluk. Quasi experimental design was used. Thirty-eightparticipants were randomly divided into experimental and control group. The pretest knowledge onschizophrenia was assessed on the first day using structured knowledge questionnaire. A class on schizophrenia was taken to both experimental and control group. The experimental group was shown the movie based educational package depicting schizophrenia which was followed by discussion. Post test was conducted after seven days of completion of the intervention.


The data analysis was done using inferential statistics. The study revealed thatmovie based educational package was found to be better than conventional classroom teaching.


Using movie clippings as an additional teaching aid will benefit both the teacher and the student. The students will have deeper insight into the aspects of mental illness which are normally not touched in the conventional method of teaching.



Effectiveness, Movie based interventional package, Undergraduate nursing Students.


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