Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module (SIM) on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Care of Attempted Suicide Patients among Staff Nurses – A Pre Experimental Study

Authors

  • Raman Deep
  • KVS Chaudhary
  • Harsha Mary Chacko

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14996

Keywords:

Self-instructional Module, Suicide, Staff nurses, Knowledge, Attitude.

Abstract

Suicide is a major public health problem and one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. The effects
of suicide go beyond the person who acts to take his/her life; it can have lasting effect on family, friends
and communities. The role of a nurse specific to suicide prevention includes both system and patient level
interventions.
Objectives of the study:
• To assess the existing knowledge and attitude regarding care of attempted suicide patients among staff
nurses.
• To evaluate the effectiveness of self –instructional module regarding care of attempted suicide patients
among staff nurses.
• To find out the association of post -test knowledge and attitude regarding care of attempted suicide
patients among staff nurses with selected demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: In this pre- experimental research study non probability convenient sampling
technique was used to select 60 staff nurses from selected Hospitals. A self- structured questionnaire and
attitude scale was used to assess the knowledge and attitude of the staff nurses regarding the care of attempted
suicide patients.
Result: The finding of the study revealed that majority 95% (57)of staff nurses had moderate knowledge and
only 5% (3) had inadequate knowledge regarding care of attempted suicide patients in pre-test. After going
through Self Instructional Module, 83.37 % (50) of the staff nurses had adequate knowledge and 16.66% (10)
had moderate knowledge regarding care of attempted suicide patients. The attitude scale findings revealed
that 100% (60)of staff nurses had neutral attitude regarding care of attempted suicide patients in pre-test and
in post-test 100%(60) had positive attitude regarding care of attempted suicide patients.
Conclusion: Study concludes that going through Self-Instructional module helps method in improving
knowledge and attitude of the staff nurses regarding care of attempted suicide patients.

Author Biographies

Raman Deep

Associate Professor, SGT University, Gurugram

KVS Chaudhary

Additional Dean, SGT University, Gurugram

Harsha Mary Chacko

Nursing Officer, Max Multispeciality Centre, Noida

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Raman Deep, KVS Chaudhary, & Harsha Mary Chacko. (2021). Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module (SIM) on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Care of Attempted Suicide Patients among Staff Nurses – A Pre Experimental Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3992-3998. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14996