Volume 4 ; Issue 2 ; in Month : July-Dec (2021) Article No : 133
Vanitha Chittaluri

Abstract
Aim: A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge and attitude regarding nipah virus infection and its prevention among 3rd years nursing, students Khammam, Telangana. Objective: Objectives were to describe the socio demographic variables, to assess the pre- test levels of knowledge and attitude scores, to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on levels of knowledge and attitude scores, to find out the association between the post- test levels of knowledge and attitude scores of 3rd year Nursing students, with their selected socio demographic variables. Methodology: Quantitative evaluative research approach was used for this study. The study was conducted at Mamata School and college of nursing, Khammam, Telangana. The sample comprised of 50, 3rd year nursing students and sample was selected by random sampling technique. The data was collected by self-administered questionnaire. Results: The results revealed that Knowledge mean for pretest and post-test were 11.14 and 18.26 respectively. The standard deviation for pre-test and post-test were 0.41 and 2.06 respectively. The mean difference was 1.65 Hence the calculated ‘t’ value 12.53 is greater than table value 3.35. It indicates structured teaching programme was effective at p<0.05 level. Conclusion: The study concluded that most of the respondents had moderately adequate knowledge before educational intervention and majority of them increase that is adequate knowledge after educational intervention. There is a significant difference between pretest and post- test knowledge levels and attitude scores, which indicates that there is a need to conduct educational programmes to improve their knowledge regarding Nipah virus infection and its prevention.

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