A STUDY TO ASSESS THER EFFECTIVENES OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING REHABILITATION AMONG PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN RAJIV GANDHI GOVERNMENT GENERAL HOSPITRAL CHENNAI

Mrs. Muthulakshmi. V

Abstract


Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory joint disease, which can cause cartilage and bone damage as well as the disability in all age groups. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to optimal therapeutic success and to improve the quality of life. The present study aimed to effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding rehabilitation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis samples in quantitative approach pre –experimental one group pre-test post –test design The sample was 60 patients non-probability purposive sampling technique was used in this study .Pre existing knowledge was asses by using semi –structured questionnaire before and after the implementation of structured teaching programme. The data were tabulated and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics .The study results shows, there was a significant difference between the pretest and posttest level of knowledge regarding rehabilitation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis .The obtained t-value (27.55) was greater than the table value at 0.05 level of significance. So the study concluded the structured teaching programme was effective (p<0.001) so that the was concluded, the level of knowledge was improved regarding rehabilitation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis


Keywords


Rheumatoid arthritis, Rehabilitation, Strutured teaching programme

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