A Quasi Experimental Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Self Instructional Module On Knowledge Regarding Selected Obstetrical Drugs Among Staff Nurses

Harpreet Kaur, Prof.Vibha, Asha


Introduction: One aspect of care that touches nearly every obstetrical patient is the administration of medications. Nurses at bedside of laboring women should have adequate knowledge regarding obstetrical drugs to prevent drug related errors.

Materials and methods: A Quantitative Quasi experimental Non Randomized Control Group Research Approach and Design was used and non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 staff nurses (30 in experimental and 30 in control group) from Civil Hospitals of Faridkot, Kotkapura, Bathinda and Badal. Self Administered Questionnaire had been used to assess knowledge by Structured Knowledge Questionnaire. SIM has been provided to staff nurses of experimental group only. Posttest had been conducted after 7 days for both groups.

Results: The findings of the study revealed that in experimental group, Mean pretest knowledge was 15.06±1.99 which increased to 27.93±2.56 after administration of SIM and was statistically significant at p&lt;0.05 level of significance. In control group, Mean pretest knowledge was 16.06±2.27 which remain nearly same 17.16±2.42 in posttest. There was association of Total professional experience with posttest knowledge of experimental group which was statistically significant at p<0.05 level of significance.

Conclusion: It concludes that Self Instructional Module as an educational intervention was effective in increasing knowledge of staff nurses on obstetrical drugs.

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