A Study To Assess The Knowledge Regarding The Complications Of Diabetes Mellitus Among The Nursing Students Of Selected Nursing Schools In Bhopal, M.P.
The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of the nursing students on the complications of diabetes mellitus. 60 students were selected from a selected nursing school using random sampling technique. The mean age of the participants was 21.years with the range of 18-26 years. All were female with the basic qualification of 10+2. The knowledge was assessed by using a structured tool containing 30 questions. Pre- test was conducted after obtaining permission and before administering the structured teaching programme. Out of 60 participants, only 41.67% knew what DM and its complications are. 58.33% participants had no knowledge regarding complications of diabetes mellitus. The pre- test mean knowledge score of the participants was 7.87. The post intervention knowledge score of the participants on complications of DM was, 15% of the participants had average knowledge, 41.67% had good knowledge, 33.33% had very good knowledge and 10% had excellent. The mean knowledge was 17.8 and S D was 4.17. The mean difference of the knowledge between pre and post test was 9.93, t=11.60. The statistically significant mean difference between the pre test and post test was 9.93. (t= 11.60, p≤0.05, df- 2.00. The study showed that the majority of students had poor knowledge on the complications of DM. Hence, there is a need for conscious efforts towards improving the level of knowledge through STP. The study could further benefit the nursing students to create an awareness and knowledge on complications of the DM.