A study to evaluate the effectiveness of educational interventional programme on knowledge regarding bio-medical waste management (BMW) among student nurses of selected nursing institution, Hubballi
Rekha Belur and Dr. Sanjay M Peerapur
Background of the study: Health and disease have no political or geographical boundaries. The practice of public health has been dynamic in India, and has witnessed many hurdles in its attempt to affect the lives of the people of this country.
Objectives of the study
1. To assess the knowledge regarding Bio-medical waste management among student nurses.
2. To evaluate the effectiveness of Educational Interventional Programme regarding bio-medical waste management among student nurses in terms of gain in knowledge scores.
3. To find out an association between pre-test knowledge scores regarding bio-medical waste management among student nurses and their selected socio-demographic variables.
Material and Methods: An evaluative research approach with pre-experimental: one group pre-test, post-test design was used for the study. The sample was consisting of 50 Student Nurses studying in KLE’S Institute of Nursing Sciences, Hubballi. They were chosen by probability: Simple Random Sampling Technique was used to collect the data.
Results: In this studyoverall result of the study revealed that the level of knowledge on biomedical waste management in pre test reveals that most of the subjects 36 (72%) had average knowledge, 11 (22%) had good knowledge and 3 (6%) had poor knowledge whereas in post test all the subjects 50 (100%) had good knowledge. The calculated paired ‘t’ value (tcal=33.59) was greater than tabulated value (ttab= 2.008). Hence, H1 was accepted. This indicates that gain in knowledge score was statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: It is statistically proved and concluded that the educational interventional programme on knowledge regarding Bio-Medical Waste Management, is highly effective for improving the knowledge score of student nurses.
Rekha Belur, Dr. Sanjay M Peerapur. A study to evaluate the effectiveness of educational interventional programme on knowledge regarding bio-medical waste management (BMW) among student nurses of selected nursing institution, Hubballi. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2020;3(2):106-109. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2020.v3.i2b.107