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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programe (STP) Regarding Awareness on Generic Medicine among the Health Care Workers in Selected PHCs, Karad Taluka

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 12)

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Page : 436-439

Keywords : assess; effectiveness; Structured Teaching Program STP; awareness; Generic Medicine; health care workers; Primary Health Center PHC;

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Background: One of the measures to cut-down the expenditure on medicines is to use generic drugs. Hence the study was taken up to know the awareness and preference for generic drugs among the health care workers. Aim: This study aims to aware health care workers regarding Generic Medicine. Methodology: All the participants from selected PHCs. The study was done on total 50 participants. Among them, 33were nursing staff, 5 were pharmacist and 12 were Multipurpose Health Workers (MHW) included. They were given a structured questionnaire to know the awareness and knowledge on generic drugs, then willingness to prescribed (health care workers) and used it. Structured Teaching Program (STP) given and then with same structured questionnaire post test collected. Results: The study results showed subsequent increase in knowledge as post test values were 38 (76 %) health care workers had good knowledge, 11 (22 %) had average knowledge and 1 (2 %) had poor knowledge as compared to pre test 36 (72 %) health care workers had average knowledge, 3 (6 %) had good knowledge and 11 (22 %) had poor knowledge regarding generic medicine. there was significant increase in mean knowledge (mean pre 14.44 SD=4.282 to mean post 22.4 SD=3.044). The calculated paired tvalue 13.644 is greater than table value (t=1.67) at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The Structured Teaching Program (STP) was effective in improving the knowledge on awareness regarding Generic Medicine among the health care workers in selected PHCs, Karad Taluka. There is significant association found in between gender (p=0.0009) and education. (p=0.0026). Key words: assess, effectiveness, Structured Teaching Program (STP), awareness, Generic Medicine, health care workers, Primary Health Center (PHC).

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