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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 275) Last page : ( 278)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00064.7

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of the Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge of Staff Nurses regarding use of Braden Scale on Pressure Sore in selected Hospital

Dr. Patidar Dayalal D.1, Mr. Patidar Kaushal2, Mr. patel Jitendra3,*

1Principal, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana

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

3Second Year M. Sc. Nursing student, Joitiba college of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana

*Corresponding Author E-mail: jitendrapatel908@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.


Background: The word “Pressure” means stress or strain. It is the force exerted by one object upon another. In the Pressure areas of the body where the tissues may be compressed between the bed and the underlying bone, especially the sacrum, greater tronchanters, and heels, the tissues become ischemic.1 Pressure sores are called Pressure-ulcers, friction burn, decubites ulcers as well as Bed sores. How serious they depend on the amount of damage to skin and tissue. A Pressure sore (or Bed-sore) is an injury to the skin and tissue under it, and caused usually by unrelieved Pressure, constant Pressure against the skin which reduces the blood supplies to that area and the affected tissue will be necroses.2 Aims and Objective: To assess the level of knowledge regarding use of Braden scale on Pressure sore among Staff Nurses. To assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme regarding use of Braden scale on Pressure sore among Staff Nurses. To find out the association of the knowledge score with their selected demographic variables. Methods-a quantitative approach using pre experimental one group pre test-post test design. 100 staff nurses were selected using non probability purposive sampling at Mehsana district. structured teaching programme was given to the staff nurses working at Mehsana district. Self structure questionnaire will prepare and used to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding use of Braden scale on pressure sore. Results: In this study overall the highest percentage in the demographic data including the Age group 66% (39-48y), Gender 74% (Female), Professional qualification 68% (GNM), Years of experience 34% (Above 10 years), Monthly income 54% (Above 30 years), Type of hospital 60% (Government) Current working area 75% (General ward), In service education programme No (90%), and First source of knowledge 08% (In service education). The post-test mean (20.88 ± 2.60) was apparently higher than that of mean pre-test (9.72 ± 2.77) knowledge score. The calculated “T” value (89.64) was greater than the table value (1.98) at 0.05 level of significance the structured teaching was effective in increasing the Knowledge of staff nurses regarding use of Braden scale on pressure sore. Chi-square test to associate the level of knowledge and selected demographic variable.



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