Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 196-202
Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module (SIM) on Current Trends of Vaccination in Terms of Knowledge and Practices among Nursing Students: A Quasi Experimental Study
Ms. Shilpa Sharma1, Ms. Eenu2, Ms. Uma J. Deaver3, Dr. Jyoti Sarin4
1M.Sc. Nursing Final Year Student, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, M.M College of Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, Haryana, India
2Assistant Professor Department of Community Health Nursing, M.M. College of Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, Haryana, India
3Associate Professor Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, M.M College of Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, Haryana, India
4Principal, M.M College of Nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, Haryana, India
Corresponding Author: Ms. Shilpa Sharma
An integral part of the overall health system is immunization system and it focus on vaccine preventable diseases. Every country has its own immunization schedule according to what is operationally feasible and socially acceptable. Vaccination has proved to be most cost-effective part of health promotion.
A Quasi experimental: pre test post test design was used to assess the effectiveness of Self Instructional Module (SIM) on current trends of vaccination in terms of knowledge and practices among nursing students. By using convenience sampling technique a sample of sixty nursing students was selected. Structured Knowledge Questionnaire was used as data collection tools to assess knowledge regarding current trends of vaccination and observational checklist through OSCE method was used to assess practices. The findings of the study showed that the mean post test knowledge and practices scores of nursing students was 30.08 and 11.55 respectively and the mean pre test knowledge and practices score was 20.07 and 6.10 respectively. There was a significant association of post-test knowledge score with “which vaccine nursing students have administered?” (F=3.80, P=0.03) at 0.05 level of significance while there was no significant association in post-test practice score. The study concluded that SIM is effective as a method to improve the knowledge and practices of nursing students regarding current trends of vaccination.
Key words: effectiveness, SIM, current trends of vaccination, knowledge, practice, nursing students.