A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding forensic nursing among nursing students of selected nursing colleges of district Mohali, Punjab in the year 2022-2023
Dr. Deepika R Kumar, Ambika F Christopher, Aditya Thakur, Bhavneshwari, Dimple Kumari, Harsimran Kaur and Himanshi
Introduction: Forensic nursing is the application of the nursing process to the public or legal proceedings and the application of forensic healthcare in the scientific investigation or death related abuse and violence criminal activity liability and accidents, with the establishment of forensic nursing the role of nurse was changed to addition of the law and healthcare specialty. However, the main goal for the creation of forensic nursing was not to promote future nurses becoming investigators but the goal is to work with possible terms and make sure the proper medical facilities, but also forensic tasks are accomplished.
Aim of study: The aim of the study is to improve the knowledge regarding forensic nursing among the nursing students of selected nursing colleges of District, Mohali.
Design and Methods: A quantitative approach and pre-experimental, one group pre-test post-test design was used to carry out the study. The area selected for the study was selected Nursing Colleges of District, Mohali. A convenient sampling technique was used to select 100 nursing students to improve their knowledge regarding forensic nursing through the socio-demographic profile, self-structured questionnaire and structured teaching programme. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: The findings of the study showed that a was significant difference between the pre-test and post-test knowledge score of nursing students, the mean comparison of knowledge scores in pre-test and post-test demonstrates the effectiveness of structured teaching programme the mean knowledge score increased from 12.76+_2.978 in the pre-test to 26.90+_1.992in post- test marking a mean difference of 14.140. The result of the intervention proved that statistically significantly higher knowledge was acquired by nursing students of Mohali regarding forensic nursing. Hence, we accept the research hypothesis.
Conclusion: It shows that structured teaching programme was effective in improving knowledge regarding forensic nursing. Therefore, motivation and information were the felt need of nursing students. Our findings highlight the need for more intensive efforts to promote proper and effective knowledge.
Dr. Deepika R Kumar, Ambika F Christopher, Aditya Thakur, Bhavneshwari, Dimple Kumari, Harsimran Kaur, Himanshi. A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding forensic nursing among nursing students of selected nursing colleges of district Mohali, Punjab in the year 2022-2023. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2023;5(2):74-79. DOI: 10.33545/26641348.2023.v5.i2a.134