Sangeeta M, Raghavendra N. S
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Sangeeta M1*, Raghavendra N. S2
1Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Community Health Nursing, KLEU’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi-590003, Karnataka, India.
2Post Graduate Student, Department of Community Health Nursing, KLEU’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi-590003, Karnataka, India.
Volume - 7,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2019
Background: Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people every year throughout the world. The success of any diabetes treatment depends on the patient. Self-care is believed to play avital role in diabetes mellitus management. Proper health education can improve the patient’s knowledge and attitude on self-care activities. Objective: The present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of planned structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding self care behaviour among people suffering with diabetes mellitus in selected urban health centres of Belagavi. Methodology: The study was conducted in three selected urban health centers of Belgaum using Pre-experimental-one group pretest posttest design. A total of 45 adults aged between 40-70yrs were taken as the study patients by using purposive sampling technique. The knowledge level was assessed using questionnaires before and after seven days of structured teaching programme. The data were analyzed using differntial and inferential statistics. A dependent sample t-test and chi square test were employed in the analysis. The difference between pretest and posttest knowledge scores was considered significant if the p-value is <0.05. Results: In the pretest, majority patients (91.1%) had average Knowledge, (8.9%) had poor knowledge and none of them had good knowledge. Inthe post test, all the patients (100%) gained good knowledge. A statististically significantly difference was observed between the posttest and pretestsknowledge scores (t= 1.960; p<0.05). No significant association was found between the pre-interventional knowledge scores and the socio-demographic variables of the study patients. Conclusion: The planned teaching programme on self-care behaviour was found to be effective in improving the knowledge ofthe people suffering from diabetes mellitus.
Cite this article:
Sangeeta M, Raghavendra N. S. A Study to assess the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding self care behaviour among people suffering from Diabetes Mellitus in selected urban health centres of Belgavi. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(3):399-402. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00090.5