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Comparative Study to Assess the Knowledge on Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) of HIV among Staff Nurses Attended and Not-Attended In-Service Education Programme


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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. This virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood and sexual contact. Infected pregnant women can pass HIV to their baby during pregnancy or delivery, as well as through breast-feeding. Vertical transmission to the neonates is about 14-25%, transplacental transmission may occur in early (8-14) weeks of pregnancy, though majority (40-80%) occurs during labor. The risk of transmission of HIV from mother to child during pregnancy is 5-10%, during labor and delivery 10-20%, during breast-feeding 5-20%. Staff nurses play a vital role in preventing HIV transmission from mother to child, so ongoing evaluation of staff nurses knowledge was important. Therefore a comparative study was conducted to assess the knowledge of staff nurses who had attended and not attended in-service education programme regarding PPTCT of HIV in selected hospitals of Ludhiana, Punjab with the objectives to assess the knowledge of staff nurses who had attended and not-attended in-service education programme regarding PPTCT of HIV, to compare the knowledge of staff nurses who had attended and not attended in-service education programme regarding PPTCT of HIV and to find out the relationship of staff nurses knowledge with selected demographic variables. The study sample consisted of total 100 staff a nurse 50 from CMC & H and 50 from DMC & H. Data was analyzed by inferential statistics. The staff nurses who had attended in-service education programme on PPTCT of HIV had significant higher knowledge as compared to those who had not attended in-service education programme on PPTCT of HIV. This study shows that there is a need to conduct In-service education programmes in every Health care facility.

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Knowledge, HIV, Staff Nurse, In-service Education Programme, Attended, Not-attended, Prevention, Parent to Child Transmission
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Harpreet Kaur
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Dhahan Kaleran, Punjab, India

Abstract


HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. This virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood and sexual contact. Infected pregnant women can pass HIV to their baby during pregnancy or delivery, as well as through breast-feeding. Vertical transmission to the neonates is about 14-25%, transplacental transmission may occur in early (8-14) weeks of pregnancy, though majority (40-80%) occurs during labor. The risk of transmission of HIV from mother to child during pregnancy is 5-10%, during labor and delivery 10-20%, during breast-feeding 5-20%. Staff nurses play a vital role in preventing HIV transmission from mother to child, so ongoing evaluation of staff nurses knowledge was important. Therefore a comparative study was conducted to assess the knowledge of staff nurses who had attended and not attended in-service education programme regarding PPTCT of HIV in selected hospitals of Ludhiana, Punjab with the objectives to assess the knowledge of staff nurses who had attended and not-attended in-service education programme regarding PPTCT of HIV, to compare the knowledge of staff nurses who had attended and not attended in-service education programme regarding PPTCT of HIV and to find out the relationship of staff nurses knowledge with selected demographic variables. The study sample consisted of total 100 staff a nurse 50 from CMC & H and 50 from DMC & H. Data was analyzed by inferential statistics. The staff nurses who had attended in-service education programme on PPTCT of HIV had significant higher knowledge as compared to those who had not attended in-service education programme on PPTCT of HIV. This study shows that there is a need to conduct In-service education programmes in every Health care facility.

Keywords


Knowledge, HIV, Staff Nurse, In-service Education Programme, Attended, Not-attended, Prevention, Parent to Child Transmission

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