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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 166) Last page : ( 170)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00037.X

Effectiveness of Self-Instructional Module regarding Knowledge on Induction of Labour among Staff Nurses posted in Labour Unit

Pradhan Mousumi*

Department of Obstetrics and Gynacology, Assistant Professor, DRIEMS School and College of Nursing, Odisha-754022

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mousumi18pradhan@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.



Child birth is a special journey for every women and every women will make her journey through the same route but in her unique experience. To ensure safe delivery, various measures have been used when needed to induce labour


To assess the knowledge of staff nurses on induction of labour by pre-test. To assess the effectiveness of self-instructional module by comparing pre and post-test scores. To determine the association between the knowledge scores and selected socio demographic Variables


The data was collected from 50 staff nurses by Non probability convenient sampling technique with the use structured questionnaire and one group pretest post-test design was used following self Instructional module


Study included 50% of subjects in the age group of 20–30 years, 54% of the subjects were married, 50% of subjects completed B. Sc. Nursing. Majority of about 36% of subject had 3–8 years of clinical experience. The statistical analysis of the data showed that, there was a significant increase in knowledge i.e., from 90% of inadequate knowledge and none having adequate knowledge in pre-test to 74% of subject having moderately adequate knowledge and 16% having adequate knowledge. Overall observed mean during pre-test was 39.24% with SD 2.996, whereas post mean% was 63.32% with SD of 5.085. The calculated ‘t’ value was 24.413 was statistically significant at the level of 0.01. This indicate observed pre-test and post-test mean difference was true


From this study it is concluded that SIM was an effective tool in improving the knowledge of Staff Nurses on induction of labour.



Assess, Effectiveness, Self-instructional module, Knowledge, Induction of labour, Staff nurse.


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