A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) to the Care Givers Regarding Pre and Post Operative Care on Knowledge and Practice of Clients, Undergoing Cataract Surgery at Selected Camps Conducted in Bidar

Authors

  • Abhilash
  • Diana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v14i2.17980

Keywords:

Cataract, Caregivers, Surgery, WHO, Crystalline lens & Blindness.

Abstract

Introduction: Cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye, placed at the back of the iris
or in it envelop. cataract is very common in older people.1 There are, many causes for cataract; they
are smoking, diabetes, deterioration in the nutrition of the lens, deposits of acids and salt between lens
fibers and disintegrate of lens fibers, use of alcohol and prolonged exposure to sunlight.2 Age related
cataract occurs in 40s and 50s. Methods: The research design selected for study was a one group pre-test
post-test quasi experimental design. The study includes 60 caregivers who are selected as a sample by
non-probability convenient sampling technique. Result: The major findings of the study revealed that,
majority of care givers 48(80%) had inadequate level of knowledge about pre and post operative care
on knowledge and practice of clients undergoing cataract surgery, whereas 12(20%) of care givers had
moderate level of knowledge and none of care givers had adequate knowledge regarding pre and post
operative care on knowledge and practice of clients undergoing cataract surgery before administration
of structured teaching programme.3However, significant increase in the post-test knowledge score of
care givers after the administration of structured teaching programme.4 The post test data revealed
that, majority of care givers 40(66.67%) had average level of knowledge about pre and post operative
care on knowledge and practice of clients undergoing cataract surgery whereas 20(33.33%) of care
givers had moderate level of knowledge and none of care givers had inadequate knowledge regarding
pre and post operative care on knowledge and practice of clients undergoing cataract surgery after
administration of structured teaching Programme.5 Discussion: The findings of this study revealed that
knowledge of the caregivers having more knowledge regarding pre and post operative care after giving
the structured teaching programme.6

Author Biographies

Abhilash

Ph.D Scholar, Department of Nursing, Himalayan University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Diana

Research Supervisor, Department of Nursing, Himalayan University, Itanagar, Arunachal
Pradesh, India

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Published

2022-04-13