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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATION AMONG FIRST YEAR STUDENT IN SELECTED NURSING SCHOOL & COLLEGES
Rupali Walke*, Swapnil Doiphode and Vaishnav Dhakane
Background- Now days Covid-19 is serious public health problem. In India, around more than 12M people infected with corona virus and out of them more than 162000 die from the disease. Vaccines save millions of lives each year. The development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a huge step forward in our global effort to end the pandemic and to get back to doing more of the things we enjoy with the people we love. Aims and Objective -1. To assess the knowledge of student regarding the Covid19 vaccination. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on the knowledge regarding Covid19 vaccination among first year students in selected nursing colleges. 3. To find out the association between pre test knowledge score with their selected demographic variables. Material and Methods- Evaluative approach. A one group pre test and post test (pre experimental) design was used for study. Purposive sampling technique was used for selection of sample.60 students were selected as per availability and fulfillment of the preset criteria. A self structured questionnaire was used to assess the study variables. Results: Before conducting STP, they had level of knowledge score in pretest, The data shows that majority of 68% students had adequate knowledge, 7% had inadequate knowledge, 25% had moderate knowledge whereas 68% students had very adequate knowledge regarding Covid19 vaccination. After conducting STP, they had level of knowledge score in posttest, The data shows that majority of students had adequate knowledge, 100% students had adequate knowledge whereas none of the student had moderate and inadequate knowledge regarding Covid19 vaccination. Conclusion-The STP on knowledge knowledge regarding Covid19 vaccination found to be effective in increasing the knowledge in students The samples had a highly significant gain in knowledge after the planned teaching program.[Full Text Article]