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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Prevention and Management of Postpartum Psychosis among Registered Nurse: A One Group Pretest-Post Test Study

K. Devi Prasanna, Gebre Yitayih, Wilbert G. Panerio, Ayalnesh Zemene

Abstract


The most serious type of psychiatric illness in connection with childbirth is puerperal psychosis. Syndrome most often characterized by depression, delusions, and thoughts by the mother of suicidal, infanticidal impulses. RN providing care during this period need to understand the complexity of illness and prevent the suicidal and infanticidal behavior. The objectives of the study were to assess the level of knowledge of RN regarding PP, prepare and administer STP and to find the effectiveness of it, determine the association between pretest score and selected demographic variables. The study results indicated the need of the knowledge improvement of RN in PP. One group pre test post test research design was used. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 RN who were posted in postnatal ward. A self administered questionnaire was used to collect data and to find out the effectiveness of STP. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to determine the association between the pretest scores and selected demographic variables. Majority (70%) of the RN had inadequate knowledge. The STP administered proved to be effective as post test knowledge scores of the RN were significantly higher than pretest; and showed that a significant association is present between the educational status and pre test scores. The conclusion of the study is that the registered nurse who takes care of mothers during postpartum period needs specific caring knowledge for early identification and prevention of puerperal psychosis and STP will be an effective tool to increase the knowledge of the registered nurses at the work area.

Keywords: Structured teaching programme (STP), registered nurse (RN), effectiveness, knowledge levels, prevention, management, puerperal psychosis (PP)

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Devi Prasanna K, Gebre Yitayih, Panerio Wilbert G et al. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Prevention and Management of Postpartum Psychosis among Registered Nurse: A One Group Pretest-Post Test Study. Research and Reviews: Journal of Computational Biology. 2016; 5(1):    1–5p.


 


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