A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Revised Immunization Schedule among Nursing Students of Selected College of New Delhi
The health of the children has historically been of vital importance to all societies because children are the basic resources of the future mankind. Being vulnerable to diseases, mothers and the children are the major consumers of the health services.1 As per 2005-2006 family health survey reports, India has approximately 10 million of unimmunized children and only 43.5% of children in India received all of their primary vaccines by 12 months of age.2 So, a study was conducted to assess the knowledge among nursing students regarding revised immunization schedule and to disseminate the pamphlet on revised immunization schedule. A quantitative research approach using descriptive research design was used. Data was collected from 100 students of B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing 3rd year, B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing 4th years and DGNM interns of Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi using purposive sampling. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding revised immunization schedule among nursing students. The study findings revealed that the majority of nursing students (68%) had poor knowledge score, (27%) had average knowledge and only (05%) had good knowledge of revised immunization schedule. Thus, a pamphlet on revised immunization schedule was disseminated to them to improve their knowledge. The study concludes that most of the student nurses had poor knowledge regarding revised immunization schedule.
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