Effectiveness of Health Awareness Program upon Adult Vaccination among Visually Challenged

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 2 | Page : 1-5
By

    Helen Mariadoss

  1. Latha Venkatesan

  2. Banumathi K.

  1. Professor, Department of Nursing, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. Principal, Apollo College of Nursing, Tamil Nadu, India
  3. Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Vaccines are especially important for older adults. As they get older, their immune system weakens and it can be more difficult to fight off infections. Vaccines can protect from serious diseases. Vaccines are crucial to prevent mortality. This study was aimed to asses the effectiveness of health awareness program upon adult vaccination among visually challenged. Methods: The study was conducted using pre-experimental research design among visually challenged at National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, Chennai among 70 samples who were selected using total enumerative sampling technique. Data was collected using 10 items MCQ questionnaire on knowledge regarding adult immunization using interview method. Results: The study findings revealed that there was significant improvement in the knowledge score in posttest (8.26/10, SD.18) than pretest (4.14/10, SD. 1.68) (p<0.001). Conclusion: The study findings revealed that, the health awareness program is effective in enhancing the knowledge regarding adult immunization among the visually challenged.

Keywords: Adult, Awareness, Effectiveness, Immunization, Program

[This article belongs to International Journal of Immunological Nursing(ijin)]

How to cite this article: Helen Mariadoss, Latha Venkatesan, Banumathi K. Effectiveness of Health Awareness Program upon Adult Vaccination among Visually Challenged ijin 2021; 7:1-5
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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 7
Issue 2
Received December 28, 2020
Accepted May 12, 2021
Published October 5, 2021