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| Published: March 15, 2018

A Study to assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme Regarding Prevention of HIV among Married Couples in Selected Primary Health Centre of Bangalore South, Karnataka

Dr Nagarathnamma. G

Professor, Government College of Nursing, Fort, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Jayalakshmi. N

Professor, Government College of Nursing, Fort, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. B.A.Patalaih

Principal & Professor, Shrushti college of Nursing, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.070/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.070

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Background: HIV is a condition caused by Human Immune Deficiency virus, this gradually destroys the Immune system, which make it harder for the body to fight opportunistic infections. It can spread through sexual contract, blood transfusion, and mother to child. Symptoms related to HIV are usually due to different infections in the body such as losing weight, prolonged fever, diarrhoea, fatigue, skin rashes. Information is the first step in prevention of HIV such as reduces the risk of generating fear making the married couples, making them easier to practice safer sexual behaviour to protect them against HIV.   Aim: to find out the efficacy of Structured Teaching Programme regarding prevention of HIV among married couples. Method:  Experimental approach was used for the research study, Quasi experimental pre-test -post-test design was adopted and data was collected through interview schedule by using simple random sampling technique and the tool was administered to 500 married couples after finding out the validity and reliability of the tool. Results: Collected data was analyzed under the research study objectives, pre intervention knowledge level was found to be 34.8%, post Intervention knowledge level was found to be 73.3% and 38.5% knowledge enhancement was found, Conclusion: Hence Structured Teaching Programme regarding prevention of HIV was found to be effective in terms of gain in knowledge among married couples and it is useful in adopting Universal precautions throughout the life on prevention of HIV.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.070/20180601

10.25215/0601.070

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018