Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programme on knowledge regarding geriatric care among staff nurses
Background: Ageing is a natural process and the change in ageing process, the loss of adaptability leads the organism to increase vulnerability to internal and external environmental change. As physical change or disease affects ageing parents, some or all of their independent function may be lost, this is distressing for the family members as well as for elderly themselves. Ageing population has serious implication both as the macro and the household level especially as the transition has been accompanied by changes in society and economy, the proportion of elderly persons in the country has raised from 5.6% in 1961 to 7.1% in 2001. By the year 2020 the world population of the people would be about 1000 million of which about 700 million (70%) would be living in developing countries resulting in increasing the burden of disease associated with old age. Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of structure teaching programme regarding care of elderly among staff nurses.
Methodology: It is pre-experimental study (one group pre test post design) carried out in SGT Hospital, Gurugram. Sample size is 30 satff nurses of SGT Hospital, Gururgram. Sampling Technique is Total Enumerative sampling. Firstly, pre-test were administered and the structured teaching programme was given to the staff nurse in SGT hospital and after that post test were taken from the group on the another day.
Result: The result depicts that the Mean±SD of pre-test is 4.2±1.52 and Standard Error of Mean is 0.27. The Mean ± SD of Post test is 7.8 ± 0.94 and Standard Error of Mean is 0.16. The ‘t’ value is 10.27 and p value is 0.001* that is highly significant.
Conclusion: It is concluded that the structured teaching programme were effectiveness in improving the knowledge regarding care of elderly among staff nurses.