Pondicherry Journal of Nursing

Register      Login

VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 3 ( July-September, 2023 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding COVID-19 in Children among BSc Nursing Students in a Selected Nursing College around Virudhunagar

M Pearls Jentcy, A Dhanapetchi, S Kasthuri, M Malathi, S Rupa

Keywords : BSc Nursing students, Coronavirus disease-2019 in children, Structured Teaching Program, Transmission of COVID-19

Citation Information : Jentcy MP, Dhanapetchi A, Kasthuri S, Malathi M, Rupa S. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding COVID-19 in Children among BSc Nursing Students in a Selected Nursing College around Virudhunagar. 2023; 16 (3):57-59.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13173

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-10-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: All people need their formative years because they lay the foundation for their personalities and emotional resilience throughout this time. All children, regardless of age or nationality, are being impacted by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) global problem. The impacts may be lifelong for some young people. In this difficult moment, let's all pledge to do everything in our power to mitigate COVID-19's effects on the children, who most urgently require protection. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of a structured teaching program in terms of improvement in knowledge regarding COVID-19 in children among BSc Nursing students. Materials and methods: It was a preliminary experiment carried out at Virudhunagar's V. V. Vanniaperumal Nursing College for female students. The tool, a self-structured knowledge questionnaire, was used to evaluate the success of structured education programs as well as the degree of knowledge. This study employed a pre-experimental research approach and purposive sampling. Results: It was discovered that the acquired “t” value of 14.98 is statistically significant at the 0.05 level and that the obtained mean posttest knowledge score of 20.78 is greater than the obtained mean pretest knowledge score of 15.38. The study's findings suggest that the organized training program was successful in enhancing BSc nursing students’ knowledge of COVID-19 in children. Conclusion: All youngsters receive health maintenance during the COVID-19 epidemic from healthcare professionals. The study indicated the need for BSc Nursing students to get efficient in-service training on COVID-19 in children.

  1. Fong SJ, Dey N, Chaki J. An Introduction to COVID-19. Artificial intelligence for Coronavirus outbreak 2020;2020:1–22. DOI: 10.100/978-981-15-5936-5_1.
  2. World health Organization, Coronavirus disease. Available from: https://www.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical guidance/naming. Accessed on: March 2021.
  3. Wu H, Zhu H, Yuan C, Yao C, Luo W, Shen X, et al. Clinical and immune features of hospitalized podiatric patients with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. JAMA Netw Open 2020;3(6):e2010895. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.10895.
  4. Centers for disease control and prevention. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID-19. Available from: htttps://www,cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/mis-c-html.
  5. Got Zinger F, Santiago-García B, Noguera-Julián A, Lanaspa M, Lancella L, Calò Carducci FI, et al. COVID-19 in children and adolescents in Europe: A multinational, multicentre cohort study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2020;4(9):653–661. DOI: 10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30177-2.
  6. Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Families with vaccinated and unvaccinated members. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/about-covid-19/caring-for-children/families.html.
  7. Teherani MF, Kao Mc, Camacho-Gonzalez A, Banskota S, Shane AL, Linam WM, et al. Treatment of children with severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 – infected children. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2020;9(5):613–616. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piaa097.
  8. Deccan Herald. Tamilnadu sees rise in COVID-19 cases among children: Report. Available from: https://www.deccanherald.com/amp/national/south/tamil-nadu-sees-rise-in-covid-19-cases-among-children report-1026612.html.
  9. Fahad A lsohime, Mohamad-Hani Temah, Abdurrahman, Nemri Ali M. Somily et al. Diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel corona infection in children: A pressing issue. World J podiatric 2020;16:219–221.
  10. Sophia Tambour, Alexandra's Makes, Chrisoula Kosmeri, Ekaterina Simoom, et al. Novel coronavirus infection in hospitalised infants less than 1 year of age in China. JAMA 2020;323:1313–1314.
  11. Carlos Alberto, Nogueira-Dess-Almeida, et al. Novel coronavirus pneumonia in children: A report of two cases. Pediatric Emergency Med 2020. DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-4912.2020.0002.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.