Oxygen therapy for children. Need-based preparation and evaluation of a self-instructional module for staff nurses on care of a child receiving oxygen therapy.

A. Machado, A. Bhaduri, A. George

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The present study was carried out with the objectives of determining the learning needs of Staff Nurses regarding care of children receiving Oxygen Therapy; finding association between learning needs and selected variables: age, total years of experience, experience in Paediatric Ward, married with or without children; determining validity of self-instructional module, on "care of child receiving Oxygen Therapy", and evaluating the effectiveness of the self-instructional module or SIM. The study was conducted in two phases. A survey approach was used for Phase-I and one group pre-test post-test design was adopted for Phase-II. The total sample of the study was 30 Staff Nurses, of 6 months experience in Paediatric Ward. The findings of the study showed high learning need status in most of the areas and the Staff Nurses also expressed the desirable need for learning in detail. It was found that age, total years of experience, experience in Paediatric Ward and married with or without children were independent of their learning need. SIM was effective in terms of gain in knowledge score as well as acceptability and utility scores of Staff Nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalThe Nursing journal of India
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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