Author(s): Sajithkumar P S, C. Venkata Raju, Dhanyamol C P

Email(s): kumarsajith379@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00001   

Address: Sajithkumar P S1*, C. Venkata Raju2, Dhanyamol C P3
1Nursing Officer, Department of Nursing (M.Sc. in Mental Health Nursing), AIIMS Bhubaneshwar, India.
2Nursing Officer, Department of Nursing (M.Sc. in Medical and Surgical Nursing), ESIC Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
3Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing (M.Sc. in Mental Health Nursing), S.V.S Nursing College, Mahabubnagar, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
Cancer is a group of diseases with similar characteristics, the recovery from disease involves chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. The use of chemotherapeutic drugs and radiotherapy leads to numerous side effects that impair life style and activities in daily life. Alopecia is one among them, which leads to devastating effects on clients. The current research was endeavoured to examine the on knowledge regardingEffectiveness of Structured Teaching Program Regarding Psychological Impact of Treatment Induced Alopecia in Cancer Patients at Selected Hospitals, Bangaloreby one group pre-test and post-test design was selected with an intermediary educational intervention program i.e. structured teaching program on Psychological Impact of Treatment Induced Alopecia in Cancer Patients as an experiment. The sample size was 60 cancer clients who are admitted at selected hospitals in Bangalore, by using a non-probability convenient sampling technique and were evaluated successfully. The outcomes demonstrated that the mean post-test knowledge is significantly higher than the mean pre-test knowledge scores at ‘t’ = 34.44, P < 0.01 level. The mean post-test psychological impact score is significantly higher than the mean pre-test psychological impact scores of ‘t’ = 44.47, P < 0.01 level. Modified gain scores indicated that higher the score, lower the impact. The study findings indicate that Structured Teaching programon treatment-induced alopecia, the patients’ knowledge had enhanced. Their psychological impact was reduced.


Cite this article:
Sajithkumar P S, C. Venkata Raju, Dhanyamol C P. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program regarding Psychological Impact of Treatment Induced Alopecia in Cancer patients at selected hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 11(1):1-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00001

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Sajithkumar P S, C. Venkata Raju, Dhanyamol C P. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program regarding Psychological Impact of Treatment Induced Alopecia in Cancer patients at selected hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 11(1):1-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00001   Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-11-1-1


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