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EFFECTIVENESS OF SELF INSTRUCTIONAL MODULE ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING EARLY AMBULATION AMONG STAFF NURSE.
Introduction: Surgery is a vital component of the health care system. Above 230 million major surgeries are done globally each year. Early ambulation is procedure characterized by a shorter period of hospitalization or recumbency or by more rapid of mobilization than the normal practice. The present study was conducted with aim to assess effectiveness of self instructional module on knowledge regarding early ambulation among staff nurse. Methods and materials: An evaluative approach with one group pre test- post test design was used to assess the knowledge of 50 nursing staff early ambulation post operative recovery among who have undergone hysterectomy. The data collection was done with help of demographic profile and self administered knowledge questionnaire. The knowledge score range was 0-30. The knowledge scores were categorized as inadequate knowledge (<50%), moderate (50-75%) and adequate knowledge (>75%). Results: In present study, majority of participants 23(46%) were in the age group 26-30 years. In terms of gender, 38(76%) participants were male and 12(24%) participants were female. In the pre-test majority of the respondents 32 (64%) had moderate knowledge followed by 24% had inadequate knowledge while in posttest, 78% respondents had adequate knowledge and 22% had moderate knowledge. The mean pretest and post-test knowledge scores were 9.14 and 17.34 respectively. Paired t test knowledge score was 17.697 which indicated that the SIM was significantly effective (p<0.0001) in increasing the knowledge of the nurses. Conclusion: The study concluded that the SIM was significantly effective in increasing the knowledge of the nurses. The administrators and nurse managers may adopt this intervention for continue nursing education program.[Full Text Article]