Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Non-scalpel Vasectomy among Accredited Social Health Activists in a Selected Area of Delhi

  • Seema Rani Associate Professor, Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
  • Suchhanda Bhattacharya Tutor, Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
  • Arushi Negi MSc Nursing Student, Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
Keywords: Family Planning, Non-scalpel Vasectomy, ASHAs, Community Health Workers, Knowledge about Family Planning


Introduction: Family planning is a way of thinking and voluntarily
expanding the family by the couple. There are many ways to adopt
family planning. Vasectomy with no scalpel is one such preferred
way as it results in lesser bleeding and a speedy recovery. Awareness
about contraceptive methods such as sterilisation of males and related
information is provided by the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs)
in India.
Methodology: The study assessed the effectiveness of a structured
teaching programme on knowledge regarding non-scalpel vasectomy
(NSV) among ASHAs working under the South Delhi Municipal
Corporation, Delhi. Quantitative research design was undertaken for
the study. Purposive sampling was used to select 30 subjects. A selfstructured
questionnaire was prepared to assess the knowledge of
ASHA workers. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed
to analyse the data.
Result: ASHAs belonged to the age group of 28–50 years with an average
age of 39.4 years. All the subjects had been working in the community
for more than five years. Most of the ASHAs were educated up to the
10th class. The mean knowledge scores of the pre-test and post-test
were 5.8 and 7.4 respectively. The post-test scores were statistically
higher than the pre-test scores. There was no significant association
between age, education and experience with the pre-test scores.
Conclusion: The ASHA workers lacked knowledge regarding NSV
and being important healthcare workers. They should be educated
periodically about family planning methods including NSV. The
structured teaching programme proved to be effective in enhancing
their knowledge in this study.

How to cite this article:
Rani S, Bhattacharya S, Negi A. Effectiveness of
Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge
Regarding Non-scalpel Vasectomy among
Accredited Social Health Activists in a Selected
Area of Delhi. Chettinad Health City Med J.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2278.2044.202369


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