Sachin Nai, Jitendra Pujari
Sachin Nai1, Jitendra Pujari2
1II Year M.Sc Nursing Student, Venkteshwar College of Nursing, Umarda, Udaipur.
2Associate Professor, Venkteshwar College of Nursing, Umarda, Udaipur.
Volume - 10,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2022
Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease impacts the person who is diagnosed, but it also affects family members who are responsible for caring for their loved one. Lack of knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease among families may be partially due to a lack of services that inform those in need of education. Many researchers have found that caregivers have a need for education on dementia as well as a need for support services and information on care. Materials and Methods: The present study aims to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding Alzheimer disease among the family member of elderly person in selected area at Udaipur city. A Quantitative research approach with Pre-experimental study design was adopted to achieve the objectives of the study. A sample of 60 family members of elderly people were selected for the study using convenient sampling technique. Tool consists of socio-demographic variables and Self structured knowledge questionnaire on Alzheimer disease was given to collect the data. Pre-test data was collected and structured teaching programme was administered to family members of elderly people regarding Alzheimer disease and post-test data was collected after 7 days. Results: Results showed that in pre-test majority 44(73.3%) had inadequate knowledge, 11(18.3%) had moderate knowledge and 5(8.4%) had adequate knowledge while in post-test majority 39(65%) had adequate knowledge and 21(35%) had moderate knowledge regarding Alzheimer’s disease. Mean post-test knowledge score 21.98±3.86 was higher than the pre-test mean knowledge score 10.98±5.46 with mean difference of 11.0 with obtained t value (t=9.450, p=0.001) was statistically highly significant at p<0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: Study findings concluded that family members of elderly people were having lack of knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease and structured teaching programme had shown significant improvement in knowledge of family members of elderly. Findings suggest that educational programmes should be implemented by providing appropriate and accessible support to family members and care givers for promoting the best possible quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Cite this article:
Sachin Nai, Jitendra Pujari. A Study to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Alzheimer disease among the family member of elderly person in selected area at Udaipur city. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(3):203-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00047
Sachin Nai, Jitendra Pujari. A Study to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Alzheimer disease among the family member of elderly person in selected area at Udaipur city. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(3):203-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00047 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-3-3
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