Study To Assess The Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding The Early Identification and Management of Dementia Among Accredited Social Health Activist
|International Journal of Nursing and Health Science|
|© 2019 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal|
|Volume 5 Issue 3|
|Year of Publication : 2019|
|Authors : Veeresh V G, Dr.Nagarajaiah|
How to Cite?
Veeresh V G, Dr.Nagarajaiah, "Study To Assess The Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding The Early Identification and Management of Dementia Among Accredited Social Health Activist," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 19-23, 2019. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/24547484/IJNHS-V5I3P104
A. Introduction: knowledge of early identification and management of dementia is important to achieve the quality of life of our senior citizens. Hence present study aims to assess the knowledge and to find the effectiveness of planned teaching programs on knowledge regarding early identification and management of dementia among accredited social health activists regarding dementia, as they are the frontline health personnel to early identify and manage by referral services.
B. Methodology: A true experimental pretest-posttest with control group study design was adapted, using simple random sampling technique, 30 accredited social health activists were selected of which 15 were in the experimental group, and 15 were in the control group respectively, the data was collected using a knowledge questionnaire consists of 30 questions which were reliable and valid to assess the knowledge of accredited social health activist regarding dementia early identification and management. The pretest was conducted to both the experimental and control group, following which a structured teaching program was given to the experimental group; later, after 30days of the interval, both the experimental and control group were given posttest, obtained scores were analyzed using SPSS 16.0version.
C. Results: total 30 accredited social health activists (15 in the experimental group; 15 in the control group), the study found that there was a significant difference in mean pretest-posttest knowledge scores of the experimental group, and there was no change in mean pretest-posttest knowledge scores of the control group. The study revealed structured teaching program was effective in improving the knowledge level of accredited social health activists.
D. Conclusion: The study concludes that the structured teaching program was effective in improving the knowledge of accredited social health activists. Training of accredited social health activists regarding dementia is essential and vital for community early referral and management.
dementia; early identification; management; accredited social health activist; structured teaching program;
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