DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20163001

Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding menstrual blood stem cells banking among nursing students

Neelam Hans, Sandeep Kaur

Abstract


Background: Menstrual blood banking enables women to store their menstrual blood under required conditions and preserve it for future. Stem cells present in the menstrual blood have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding menstrual blood stem cells banking among nursing students studying in selected nursing college of Amritsar, Punjab.

Methods: Current study is an evaluative study carried out on 96 nursing student’s data for the study was collected in the month of November 2016. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. Socio-demographic profile was used to assess the personal information of the subjects and self-structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge of nursing students regarding menstrual blood stem cells banking.

Results: Results of the study revealed that according to pre-test knowledge, majority (92.7%) of nursing students had average knowledge regarding menstrual blood stem cells banking and according to post-test knowledge, majority (88.5%) of nursing students had good knowledge. On comparing, mean post-test knowledge score was more than pre-test knowledge score which was calculated by t-test (t=19.197) at p<0.05 level of significance.

Conclusions: Structured teaching programme was effective to enhance the knowledge of nursing students regarding menstrual blood stem cells banking.

Keywords


Structured teaching programme, Menstrual blood stem cells banking, Nursing students

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