Effectiveness of Structured Computer Based Education Programme to Develop & Enhance the Knowledge on Coronary Artery Disease among Patients with Hypertension

  • Nandhini Devi1, A. Rathiga2
Keywords: Computer based education, Develop & Enhance knowledge, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension.

Abstract

Coronary artery disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Here is a
need to identify the gap in knowledge among public which is assumed as a reason for the high prevalence
of the disease. An experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured computer based education
programme to develop and enhance the knowledge on CAD among Hypertensive population. A quantitative
evaluative pretest post test design was adopted for the study. The study was conducted North & South
Mahabalipuram in Kanchipuram District. The samples of the study were hypertensive patients who are
fulfilled the sampling criteria between the age group of 35-65 years. The purposive sampling technique was
used to select the 142 samples for the study. In that 71 samples were consider experimental group and 71
samples were control group. The data collection instrument was the structured questionnaire to assess the
knowledge on CAD. The results revealed that in the post test of the experimental group, the overall mean
and SD was 18.99 ± 1.56. In the control group, overall mean and SD was 9.08 ± 3.219. The t test value was
t=28.408 which was greater than the table value and revealed that there was a high significant difference
between the experimental and control group. So it depicts that the computer based education programme is
effective.

Author Biography

Nandhini Devi1, A. Rathiga2

1M.Sc. Nursing II Year, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute,
2Professor and Vice Principal, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing,
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Nandhini Devi1, A. Rathiga2. (2020). Effectiveness of Structured Computer Based Education Programme to Develop & Enhance the Knowledge on Coronary Artery Disease among Patients with Hypertension. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 120-124. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1078