Effectiveness of video assisted teaching on respiratory protection for housekeeping workers during COVID-19 pandemic
Mary Minolin T and Angeline Rebecca P
The COVID-19 is a respiratory virus which causing illness. In this case, healthcare workers are likely to be exposed to COVID-19 because they are closely contacted by patients who are suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19. The best way to prevent and reduce the transmission is to be educated about the COVID-19 virus, its causes, how it is transmitted and about respiratory protection by effective programs like video assisted teaching. The present study aims to assess the effectiveness of video assisted teaching on respiratory protection for Housekeeping Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic. A quantitative pre-experimental design (one group pre-test, post-test design) was conducted among 40 Housekeeping workers. A convenient sampling technique was used to select samples. The pre-test was conducted by a self-structured questionnaire and on the same day Video Assisted Teaching was provided. After a week, a post test was conducted to find out the effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching. The study results show that the pre-test mean score of knowledge was 11.90 with standard deviation 2.44 and the post-test mean score of knowledge was 20.83 with standard deviation 1.79. The calculated paired‘t’ test value of t = 18.258 was found to be statistically significant at p<0.0011 level. This indicates that Video Assisted Teaching on knowledge regarding respiratory protection administered to housekeeping workers was found to be effective in improving the post-test level of knowledge regarding respiratory protection among housekeeping workers during COVID-19.