Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Non-Curative Care of Terminally ILL Cancer Patients among Care TakersJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
Authors : Rachel Liba Babu; Nootan Mali; Mahadeo Shinde;
Page : 198-205
Keywords : Non-curative care; terminally ill cancer patients; care takers; Knowledge;
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding non-curative care of terminally ill cancer patients among care takers. Objectives- To assess the knowledge among care takers on non-curative care of terminally ill cancer patients before and after structure teaching. To find the association between knowledge with selected socio demographic variables. Methods An evaluative research approach with quasi experimental design with 40 cares takers and convenient sampling technique. Results the highest proportion of care takers (32.5%) were from the age group of 40-49 years, (50%) males and 20 (50%) of them females, majority of the samples (42.5%) were graduates, around 13 (32.5%) of samples were taking care of terminally ill cancer patient. The Mean posttest knowledge 29.65 was higher than Mean pre-test knowledge score 15.75. The computed ‘t’ value 33.944 (P< 0.05) .Conclusion The findings of the study concluded that care takers had inadequate knowledge regarding non-curative care of terminally ill cancer patients. The planned teaching programme on non-curative care of terminally ill cancer patients was highly effective in improving the knowledge of care takers regarding non-curative care of terminally ill cancer patients.
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