Methods and materials: Quasi-experimental research design was used to conduct the study, pre and post test without control group approach was used to find out the “effectiveness of need based waste management module on the practice of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) on Bio Medical Waste Management (BMWM)”. The study was conducted on 45 PHCs in Bangalore rural district by using purposive sampling technique and data were collected through rating scale.
Results: The total mean score was 16.3±4.4 which is 10.73% of maximum practice score (PS) revealing very poor practice on BMWM in PHCs of all four taluks before intervention. Out of 45 PHCs the overall mean score was 13.38±3.54 which is 8.8% for Doddaballapura taluk, whereas in post Intervention Observation (IO) the mean score was 139.3±3.91 which is 91.64% for Nelamangala taluk revealing excellent (82.95%) improvement in practice on BMWM. Overall comparison between pre and 3rd post IO mean, SD and mean% of PS on BMWM at various taluk during pre IO shows that out of 45 PHCs the mean score (16.3±4.4) which is 10.73%, whereas in 3rd post IO the mean score was (137.1±3.04) which is 90.2% depicting excellent effectiveness of waste management module in all sample taluks.
Area wise practice on BMWM during pre IO shows that out of five areas the overall mean score was highest (15.89±0.42) which is 10.47%, whereas in 3rd post IO the mean score was (137±0.8) which is 90% shows excellent effectiveness of module in all areas.
Highly significance difference was found between pre and post intervention observations PS of PHCs on BMWM. No significant association was found between PS of PHCs in post intervention observations when compared to the selected extraneous variables of PHCs on BMWM whereas, significant association was found between the duration of service of MO in the PHCs when compared to post IO PSs.
Conclusion: Biomedical waste management module was effective in all sample PHCs.
Cite this article:
Nagarajappa D.. Assess the Effectiveness of Need Based Biomedical Waste Management Module on its Practice by the Primary Health Centres in Bangalore Rural District, Karnataka. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(1): Jan.-March, 2014; Page 36-42.