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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1348, E-ISSN: 2664-1356, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.4
International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
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International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the effectiveness of instructional module in terms of knowledge gain about adherence to anti-retroviral therapy & prevention of re-infection among recently diagnosed HIV positive clients in selected ART centre and community care center

Bharati Batra and Neha Titus

HIV/AIDS is the greatest health risk the world faces today. Seeing to the magnitude of the problem 39.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide and approximately 2.5 million PLWHAs are in India {According to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) 2007} and about one in six people (16%) are in need for Antiretroviral Therapy. Therefore aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of instructional module in terms of knowledge gain about adherence to anti retroviral therapy & prevention of re-infection among recently diagnosed HIV positive clients Material and method Pre-experimental design with one group pre and post test was used. A sample size of 40 recently diagnosed HIV positive clients were selected using purposive sampling.
The findings of the study indicated the mean post-test knowledge score (22.95) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (13.88). The 't' test computed ('t' = 14.34, P< 0.05) showed a significant difference suggesting that the self instructional module was effective in increasing the knowledge regarding adherence to anti retroviral therapy among recently diagnosed HIV positive clients to prevention of re-infection.
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How to cite this article:
Bharati Batra and Neha Titus. A study to assess the effectiveness of instructional module in terms of knowledge gain about adherence to anti-retroviral therapy &amp; prevention of re-infection among recently diagnosed HIV positive clients in selected ART centre and community care center. International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing. 2019; 1(1): 30-34.
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