Author(s): Vinay Kumar G, Prasanna Kumar, Madhu M P, Sandyashree B

Email(s): vinny.isitha@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00047   

Address: Vinay Kumar G1, Prasanna Kumar2, Madhu M P3, Sandyashree B4
1Principal, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka.
2Asst. Professor, Bapuji College of Nursing, Davangere, Karnataka.
3Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka.
4Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 10,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2022


ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Infection prevention and control is an integral component of nursing care delivery in any setting to reduce risks for morbidity and mortality in patients and care givers at all levels. Basic principles of infection prevention are simple and include personal hygiene and hand washing. Nurses are on the front line to answer questions from patients and families when the media report outbreaks of exotic infectious diseases and the development of new super pathogens associated with health care. The most common infections acquired in the hospital setting and focus on the nurse’s role in prevention. Hence the focus of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Self-Instructional Module on infection control strategies among staff nurses at selected Hospitals, Chamarajanagar. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge and Practice of infection control strategies among Staff Nurses Working in Labour Room, in terms of pre-test knowledge scores. 2. To assess the effectiveness of Self-Instructional Module on knowledge and Practice of Infection control strategies among Staff Nurses by comparing the pre and post-test Knowledge score. 3. To find the association between post-test knowledge scores with their selected demographic Variables of Staff Nurses. Methods: A pre-experimental design and evaluative approach was used in the study. The data was collected from 50 subjects; through purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Major Findings of The Study: The overall analysis of level of Knowledge of staff nurses regarding infection control strategies showed that mean Knowledge scores of the subjects at pre-test were 14.7 (49%) with standard deviation 2.823 found to be moderate Knowledge regarding infection control strategies. After administration of Self-Instructional Module mean Knowledge scores of the subjects was 22.84 (76.13%) with standard deviation 2.787 found to be improvement in the level of Knowledge among staff nurses. Among the participants 60% of the staff nurses had inadequate Knowledge and 40% had moderate Knowledge in the pre-test. After administration of the Self-Instructional Module 62% of the subjects had adequate Knowledge, 38% had moderate Knowledge regarding infection control strategies in the post test. The analysis of practice reveals that 48% of the staff nurses had poor Practice and 52% had moderately good Practice in the pre-test. After administration of the Self-Instructional Module 62% of the subjects had Good Practice and remaining 38% had moderately good practice regarding infection control strategies in the post test. The Overall mean practice scores of the respondents was found to be 7.06 (47.06) with the standard deviation of 2.014 which indicates the poor practice of infection control strategies in pre-test. After administration of self-instructional module the overall practice scores of respondents were found to be 11.08 (73.86%) with standard deviation 1.967 shows improvement in the practice of staff nurses regarding the infection control strategies. Interpretation and Conclusion: Findings of the study show that there was a significant difference in pre-test and post-test level of Knowledge and Practice of staff nurses. From this it is concluded that the Self-Instructional Module is effective in improving the level of Knowledge and Practice of staff nurses. And there was a significant association between level of Knowledge and Practice of staff nurses and selected demographic variables such as Age, gender, religion, professional qualification, area of working, experience, source of information and attendance of in-service education programme.


Cite this article:
Vinay Kumar G, Prasanna Kumar, Madhu M P, Sandyashree B. A Study to Evaluate the effectiveness of Self-Instructional Module on Knowledge and Practice regarding infection control strategies among Staff Nurses working in Labour room at selected Hospitals, Chamarajanagar. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(3):189-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00047

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Vinay Kumar G, Prasanna Kumar, Madhu M P, Sandyashree B. A Study to Evaluate the effectiveness of Self-Instructional Module on Knowledge and Practice regarding infection control strategies among Staff Nurses working in Labour room at selected Hospitals, Chamarajanagar. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(3):189-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00047   Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-3-6


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