A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SELF INSTRUCTIONAL MODULE ON SWINE FLU VACCINE AMONG THE PARENTS OF UNDER 3 YEAR CHILDREN IN PEDIATRIC WARD OF SELECTED HOSPITAL DEHRADUNJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2020-11-17
Authors : Ekta Pal; Praveen Kumar Sharma;
Page : 100-120
Keywords : Self Instructional Module Effectiveness Swine Origin Influenza;
Back ground:-The new human H1N1 flu strain of avian origin kept transmitting among human populations. Then, a small outbreak of swine H1N1 occurred in humans. Swine flu spread very rapidly world wide due to itshigh human to human transmission rate and due to the frequency of air travel. Swine flu is a communicable disease that is caused due to H1N1 virus. This virus enters the body through the mouth and nose and if a healthy person comes in contact with an infected individual. It attacks the immune system and causes a my riad of diseases, mainly respiratory disorders. The people who are easily susceptible to this disease are pregnant women, young children, Individuals who have a history of respiratory or lung diseases, etc. During influenza outbreak, it is critical for monitoring the spread of disease, for knowing the potential of the virus to cause a pandemic and for creating the life saving vaccines.The global approach ensures WHO system to monitor and develop critical benefits such as vaccines, antiviral drugs and scientific information. The best treatment for swine influenza infections in humans is prevention by vaccination. Methodology:-A pre experimental one group pre test post test was adopted in the present study to accomplish the objectives. Purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. The sample consisted of 60 Parents of under 3 year children. The pre test assessment of knowledge of the parents was carried out using a knowledge questionnaire followed by self instructional module session regarding vaccination for swine flu. After 7 days the post test was conducted using the same knowledge questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Conclusion:-The study revealed that there was deficient knowledge regarding vaccination of swine flu. The teaching was found to be effective in improving the knowledge of the parents. It was concluded that there was a need to plan and implement educational programmes by the nurses for all parents particularly parents of under 3 year children regarding vaccination of swine flu.
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