Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Information, Education and Communication (IEC Package on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Varicose Vein among Leather Industrial Workers in Vellore District



Address:   Mrs. G. Jaya Priya
Nursing Tutor, Sri Narayani College of Nursing, Vellore.
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Varicose Veins have become a serious threat to the lives of millions of people across the globe and is said to be ignored by people living across India. In USA, the statistics shows approximately 1 in 22 or 4.5% or 12.2million people are affected. The prevalence rate of Varicose Vein in India providing warning is about 47,928,177 in statistics. According to another estimate 15 to 20% of population in India is suffering vein disease these days. Objectives of The Study: 1. Assess The Pre Test Level of Knowledge regarding prevention of Varicose Vein among Leather Industrial workers. 2. Assess the post test level of knowledge regarding prevention of Varicose Vein among Leather Industrial workers. 3. Compare the pretest and post test level of knowledge regarding prevention of Varicose Vein among Leather Industrial workers. 3. Associate the post test level of knowledge regarding prevention of Varicose Vein among Leather Industrial workers with their selected Demographic Variables. Methodology: A one group quasi experimental pre test post test design was undertaken on 100 Leather Industrial Workers, by using simple Random technique (lottery method. Data was collected by structured questionnaire. Varicose vein related knowledge were delivered followed pre test. Post test assessment made with the same tool. The Major Findings of The Study: The pretest knowledge had an overall score of 32% and post test knowledge had an overall score of 78%.There was significant difference in the level of knowledge following Information, Education and Communication Programme. The analysis reveals that the mean value 32.07 with SD 8.498 of pre test and the mean value 78.935 with SD 12.6609 of post test projects 't' value 49.048 is statistically Very Highly Significant at P= 0.0001 level. There is no significant association between knowledge with the selected Demographic Variables such as age, gender, educational status, work duration status, work grade status.(Table:4). Conclusion: The findings revealed that Information, Education and Communication programme was effective, the findings were consistent with the literature and it was concluded that Information, Education and Communication programme was effective in improving the knowledge level of prevention of Varicose Vein.
KEYWORDS:
Effectiveness, knowledge, IEC package, prevention of varicose Vein, Leather industrial workers.
Cite:
G. Jaya Priya. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Information, Education and Communication (IEC Package on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Varicose Vein among Leather Industrial Workers in Vellore District. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(4 : Oct. - Dec., 2014; Page 226-230.
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