A study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus among Children with Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus in selected hospitals, Coimbatore

Saranya, K (2017) A study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus among Children with Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus in selected hospitals, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, K.G. College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

The education programme regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus among children with type-1 diabetes mellitus plays a vital role to improve the children knowledge regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus and it would save the child from diabetic complications. Education programme regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus is essential to improve the life style of the children. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus among children with type-1 diabetes mellitus in Pediatric Endocrinology OPD in Kurinji hospital, Coimbatore. Data was collected by using a structured questionnaire on various aspect of knowledge regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus among children with type-1 diabetes mellitus. The content validity was obtained from 6 experts and reliability of tool was found to be 0.67 for knowledge respectively. Pilot study was conducted at Pediatric Endocrinology OPD in Kurinji hospital, Coimbatore for a period of one week with 5 children. After pilot study the researcher proceeded to conduct the main study. A written permission was obtained from Kurinji hospital and the main study was done for a period of 4 weeks. Thirty children were selected (n=30) and pre-test knowledge was assessed by using structured questionnaire. After pre-test the group received Structured Teaching Programme and interpreted the information from programme and their doubts were clarified by the researcher. By the end of II week, post-test was conducted by using the same tool. The demographic variables were tabulated by using frequency distribution and the level of knowledge were tabulated by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge were analyzed by using paired t test. It was found that the values were statistically significant at 5% level. An association between the level of knowledge with selected demographic variables such as gender, type of family, place of residential area, education of the mother, education of the father, family history of diabetes mellitus was calculated by using ‘Chi square test’. The results showed that there is a significant association between the type of family and level of knowledge regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus among children with type-1 diabetes mellitus. The result of the study revealed that the structured teaching programme is an effective tool for children to improve their knowledge regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus among children with type-1 diabetes mellitus in Pediatric Endocrinology OPD in Kurinji Hospital. Coimbatore. CONCLUSION: Children are major consumers of health care. Care of children with diabetes differs from that of adults. Children always need special care to survive. The results of this study showed that Structured Teaching Programme regarding type-1 diabetes mellitus improves knowledge level of the children with type-1 diabetes mellitus. Education regarding the disease process, self blood sugar monitoring, self administration of insulin injection, dietary management and prevention of short-term, long-term complications should enrich their skills and knowledge to manage their disease safely and effectively to minimize the long-term complications.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No: 301515903
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus, Children, selected hospitals, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 15:15
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 15:15
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12472

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