A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Module (VATM) on Knowledge Regarding Care of Newborn Baby under Photo Therapy among Female Health Workers in Selected Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Sinmayee Kumari Devi, Nirupama Jena


A quasi experimental study with pre and posttest without control group design was undertaken on 30 female health workers of Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha selected by purposive sampling technique. The data collected by multiple choice close ended questionnaire and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Area wise posttest highest mean percentage is 90% with mean (2.7±0.46) for area “Indication and contraindication of Phototherapy” and (3.6±0.49) for area “Techniques of Phototherapy”. The lowest mean percentage in posttest is 76.66% with mean score (2.3±0.53) for area “Types of Phototherapy”. Further effectiveness varies from 56.69% to 73.5%. Item wise comparison shows that there is effectiveness of VATM in increasing knowledge of the female health workers on care of the newborn baby under Phototherapy. A significant difference between pre and posttest knowledge was found (t=25.48, p≤0.05). No significant association was found between posttest knowledge and demographic variable.



Newborn Baby; Phototherapy; Female Health Worker

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