A Preexperimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Self- Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Laqshya among Staff Nurses in Selected Hospitals


  • Sonal Sunil Surwase




Preexperimental Study, LaQshya, Staff Nurses, Selected Hospitals.


Introduction: Although there has been considerable progress in maternal and new-born health over the past
two decades, provision of high-quality care for women once they reach healthcare facilities has emerged
as an important challenge.Poor quality of care at the time of birth hampers health outcomes for women,
children and communities; and research efforts should identify ways to improve the current state of affairs.1
Maternal and new born health are important issues for sustainable development. With an estimated annual
210 million pregnancies and 140 million live births globally, ensuring that every woman and every new born
across the globe have the right to high quality care is a formidable challenge.2
The era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) lead to good progress and maternal deaths declined
by nearly half (44%). However, this progress was inconsistent across many parts of the world, and many
countries could not achieve the MDG 5a target of a 75% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR).3
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are at the brink of global transformation. United Nation (UN) in
December 2012 passed a landmark resolution endorsing Universal Health Coverage which was in September
2015 got enshrined in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a key target to be achieved by 2030.4
Methodology: Pre experimental one group pretest – posttest design was adopted. Non-Probability
Convenient sampling was used and 60 staff nurses were selected at hospitals. Intervention of the study, the
investigator informed about the study topic, its need and the importance of knowledge regarding LaQshya.
After explaining the purpose of the study, verbal and written informed consent was obtained. The staff
nurses who met the required criteria and were willing to participate in the study were selected. After taking
a written consent from the sample they were provided with the questionnaire. The investigator explained
about the questionnaire and ask them to complete the pre-test in about 20-25 minutes. After completion of
the pre-test, the investigator administered the self-instructional module. The post post-test was administered
on the 7th day of the pre-test with the same questionnaire.The data was collected, organized and analysed in
terms of both descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: The analysis revealed that the overall Mean score in pre-test is 7.91 and was increased in post-test to
13.32.83 The overall Standard deviation score in pre-test is 2.56 and in post-test overall standard deviation
score is 1.55. The overall median score in pre-test is 8.0 and overall median score in post-test is 13.0. As
compared to pre-test and post-test values of Mean, standard deviation and Median was improved in posttest.
This suggests that knowledge was improved after distribution of self-instructional module regarding
Conclusion:- This study proves that “Self-instructional modulewas effective in improving knowledge
regarding LaQshya of staff nurses” selected hospitals.

Author Biography

Sonal Sunil Surwase

M.Sc. Nursing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing) Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Nursing, Terna Nursing College, Sector 10, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai