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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 3)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00001.9

A study to assess the effectiveness of a planned teaching programme (PTP) on knowledge regarding selected obstetric drugs among the 3rd year b.sc. nursing students of selected college of nursing Mangalore

Sr. Dhanya Selinamma Devasia

Associate Professor, Athena College of Nursing, Mangalore

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

Online published on 27 April, 2021.


The constant advances in the field of drug therapy, the daily appearances of new drugs, or new indications, side effects of old or existing drugs are challenges to both the students and practitioners. There are various drugs that are used during the pregnancy cycle. “Oxytocics” are the drugs of varying chemical nature that have the power to excite contractions of the uterine muscles.


To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding selected obstetric drugs among 3rd year B. Sc. nursing students of selected College of Nursing, Mangalore.


A pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used for the study. The study was conducted at selected College of Nursing Mangalore. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 35 student nurses. On the first day, pre-test was conducted to assess the knowledge of 3rd year B. Sc. nursing students on selected obstetric drugs using a structured knowledge questionnaire. This was followed by the administration of a planned teaching programme through lecture-cum-discussion with the use of LCD. On the 7th day post-test was conducted using the same knowledge questionnaire to assess the knowledge on selected obstetric drugs.


The result of the study showed that the pre-test knowledge score regarding selected obstetric drugs ranged between 16-28 with the pre-test mean of 23.06 whereas the post-test score ranged between 28-48 with a mean of 38.77. The mean difference (17.51) between the post-test and pre-test knowledge score was found to be significant (t34=2.03).

Interpretation and Conclusion

The findings of the study concluded the planned teaching programme is effective in improving the knowledge of the students regarding selected obstetric drugs.



Effectiveness, Knowledge level, Obstetric drugs, Oxytocin, Magnesium sulphate, Duvadilan, Methergin, Planned Teaching Programme.


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