A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching programme on Palliative Care in Terms of Knowledge among Staff Nurses in Selected Hospital of New Delhi
Introduction: Nurses play an important role in care of critically ill and dying clients. Lack of knowledge about palliative care is an obstacle to nurses and other health care professionals. Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems which may be physical, psychological and spiritual.
Objectives of the Study: The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme in terms of knowledge on palliative care among staff nurses.
Methodology: In the current study, quantitative research was used with pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test only design. Sampling was done by non-probability purposive sampling technique. The study was conducted at Multispecialty Govt. Hospital, New Delhi. The sample comprised of 80 staff nurses. The tool used for generating necessary data was modified Palliative Care Quiz for Nurses (PCQN). The validity and reliability of the tool were established. Reliability of the tool was established using KR 20 formula and it was 0.7. The content validity of the tool and structured teaching program was done by giving these to the subject experts and there was 90% agreement among them. On day 1, pre-test including knowledge questionnaire and structured teaching programme was administered. On seventh day, post-test of knowledge was administered in order to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme.
Result: The data obtained was analysed by using the descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that there was deficit in knowledge among staff nurses with pre-test mean score=10.712, S.D.=5.0845. After structured teaching programme, there was significant improvement in the knowledge with post-test mean score=28.712, S.D.=1.313.
Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed that structured teaching programme was effective in enhancing the knowledge of staff nurses regarding palliative care.
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Dagar P, Rani S, John N. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching programme on Palliative Care in Terms of Knowledge among Staff Nurses in Selected Hospital of New Delhi. Int J Nurs Midwif Res 2020; 7(1): 8-12.
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