International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B
Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of reproductive tract infections among married women in selected rural areas of Jaipur
Sanjeeta Kumari Yadav and Manish Kumar Balai
Women & children are our Nation’s greatest assets. Health of the women is the basis for the better health of the family as well as of the nation. Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are recognized as a public health problems and rank second- after maternal morbidity and mortality as the cause of healthy life loss among women of reproductive age in developing countries. If left untreated, RTIs can cause the following serious consequences: infertility, ectopic pregnancy, cervical cancer, menstrual disturbances, pregnancy loss and low birth weight babies.
Objectives: 1. To assess the pre-test knowledge of married women regarding prevention of reproductive tract infections. 2. To assess the post-test knowledge of married women regarding prevention of reproductive tract infections. 3. To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge of married women regarding prevention of reproductive tract infections. 4. To find out the association between post- test level of knowledge of married women regarding reproductive tract infections with the selected demographic variables.
Methodology: The research design adopted for this study was one group pre-test, post-test Pre-experimental design and research approach adopted for this was to evaluative approach. The sample size was 60 married women selected by non-probability convenient sampling techniques. Data was collected by using structured questionnaire, this consists of two sections. Section Ion Demographic variables and Section II on Questionnaire regarding knowledge on RTIs.
Results: The mean pre-test knowledge score of married women on RTIs was 16.47±4.935 whereas 61.66% women had inadequate knowledge. In post-test the mean knowledge score was 25.38± 5.150 and more than half 58.33% married women had adequate knowledge on RTIs. So, it was observed that there was a significant difference between pre-test and post-test knowledge score of women regarding RTIs. It showed the effectiveness of STP on prevention of RTIs among women.
Conclusion: The finding of study showed that a nurse conducted an educational programme regarding prevention of reproductive tract infections among married women. The study revealed that married women had an inadequate knowledge regarding prevention of RTIs. So authors concluded that there is need for providing right information and knowledge in regards prevention of RTIs to women so it will be an important strategy to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women.
Sanjeeta Kumari Yadav, Manish Kumar Balai. Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of reproductive tract infections among married women in selected rural areas of Jaipur. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2023;5(1):87-90. DOI: 10.33545/26642298.2023.v5.i1b.109