- Head of the Department, Department Pediatric Nursing, College of Nursing, Berhampur, Odisha, India
- Lecturer, Department of Child Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Odisha, India
A pre-experimental approach, one group pre-test and post-test design was undertaken among GNM intern students, school of nursing, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha, with the objectives to assess the effectiveness of information booklet regarding care of neonate with hyperbilirubinemia among GNM intern students who were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Data were collected by using structured questionnaire schedule from 23.04.2015 to 03-05 2015. The theoretical framework selected for the study was based on the Kings Goal Attainment theory. The reliability score was tested by using split half method. (r=0.78). The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that highest percentage (78%) of the GNM intern students belongs to age group of 20–22 years, 100% of staff GNM intern students were of female gender, 90% of GNM intern students were unmarried, 96% of students belong to Hindu religion and 42% got previous source of knowledge from books and journals. The overall mean knowledge score in pre-test was 26.12±2.58 which is 52.24%, revealing average knowledge whereas in post–test, it was 37±2.21 which is 92.5% revealing very good knowledge and effectiveness was 40.26%. Area-wise assessment shows that during post-test, the highest mean percentage (94.57%) was obtained for the area of “concept and types of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and the lowest mean score (86%) was obtained for the area “cause and diagnosis of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia”. Effectiveness of booklet was from 15.67 to 31.8%. Further, highly significant (p<0.01) difference was found between pre- and post-test knowledge scores and no significant association was found between post-test knowledge scores and all the demographic variables of the GNM intern students, when compared to their age, marital status, religion and previous source of knowledge.
Keywords: Hyperbilirubinemia level, neonate, knowledge, care, information
[This article belongs to International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing(ijopnn)]
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|Received||January 16, 2021|
|Accepted||March 9, 2021|
|Published||April 19, 2021|