Volume : IX, Issue : XI, November - 2019

A quasi experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding umbilical cord blood banking among Basic B.Sc. Nursing students of selected Nursing College in Jammu

Mr. Arshid Nazir Shah

Abstract :

Until recently umbilical cord and the placenta was discarded as medical waste after delivery. Hematopoietic stem cells(HSCs) are multi–potent stem cells, derived from bone marrow and peripheral blood. These HSCs are also present in umbilical cord blood. Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a good source of hematopoietic stem cells that is equivalent to those found in the bone marrow. After delivery, umbilical cord blood can be collected and cryopreserved which can be used later. The stem cells in cord blood can grow into any type of cell especially blood and immune system cells, due to its multi–potent nature. These HSC are accepted method of treatment for various blood cell disorders, cancers, genetic diseases, immune disorders and metabolic disorders. Clinical trials are underway for neurological disorders,diabetes, auto–immune disorders and for some cardio vascular problems. So far worldwide more than 30,000 cord blood transplantations were done successfully.Aim: Aim of the study is to enhance the knowledge of basic B.Sc. Nursing students regarding umbilical cord blood banking who are studying in Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, Jammu.Materials and Methods:An evaluative approach with one group pre–test, post–test design was used for the study. The sample consisting of 50 Basic B.Sc. Nursing students, they were chosen by convenient sampling technique. The study was conducted at Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, Jammu. The data was collected prior and after the structured teaching program by a structured questionnaire.Results and Conclusion: The overall mean knowledge score is 23.96 obtained by the subject in post–test was higher than mean knowledge score 9.42 obtained in pre–test and with the improvement score as 14.54. The results of the study revealed that the structured teaching program was significantly effective in improving the knowledge of students regarding umbilical cord blood banking. Hence the study concluded that the improved knowledge regarding umbilical cord blood bankinghelps the students to grow constantly, to be more advanced in medical research like what are the different benefits and use of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood and thus attempts will be made by these students to educate the society about umbilical cord blood banking through different methods.

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A QUASI EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAM ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING AMONG BASIC B.SC. NURSING STUDENTS OF SELECTED NURSING COLLEGE IN JAMMU, Mr. Arshid Nazir Shah INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-11 | November-2019


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