Nursing Intervention On Identification And Care Of Adhd

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To develop and validate the intervention on identification and care of Attention deficit hyperactivity children for primary school teachers.

To assess and compare the mean pretest and mean posttest knowledge score on identification and care of attention deficit hyperactivity children among primary school teachers.

To find the association between the mean pretest knowledge score among primary school teachers & selected demographic variable (age, gender, educational qualification and years of experience, any special training undertaken to care of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

HYPOTHESES: (P. Value <0.05)

H1: The mean post­­­­-test knowledge score will be higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score after exposed to structured teaching programme among primary school teachers.

H2: There is a significant association between the mean pre-test knowledge score of primary school teachers & the selected demographic variables of age, educational qualification, and years of experience.

H2(a): There is a significant association between the mean pre-test knowledge score among primary school teachers and their age.

H2(b): There is a significant association between the mean pre-test knowledge score among primary school teachers and their educational qualification.

H2(c): There is a significant association between the mean pre-test knowledge score primary school teachers and total years of experience.

OPERATIONAL DEFINITION:

1. Effectiveness:

It is refers to the difference in mean pretest and mean posttest knowledge score of ADHD children among primary school teachers.

a. Knowledge:

It refers to the score obtained by the samples by using self administered questionnaire about identification and care of ADHD children. It consists of meaning, causes, identification and care of attention deficit hyperactivity. The knowledge score is classified as, if the knowledge level is <50%- graded as inadequate, 50%-75% graded as moderately adequate, >75%- graded as adequate.

2. Nursing intervention:

It refers to systematically planned organized, structured teaching programme which consists of meaning, causes, identification and care of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Group teaching programme prepared for about 20 - 30 minutes to primary school teachers meaning, causes, identification and care of ADHD children. This was administered primary school teachers in their school with help of power point presentation, followed by booklet distributed to the sample.

3. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):

It refers to lack of attention and makes careless mistakes and their activity will be hyper and inappropriate.

4. Children:

Include both boys & girls, who are studying in selected primary school at Salem.

5. Primary school teachers:

The teachers who are working in primary class include both males and females who have completed teacher training courses and teaching in selected schools at Salem.

6. Socio-Demographic variables:

It Includes age, gender, educational qualification and years of experience of primary school teachers, any special training undertaken to care of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder children.

a. Age in years:

Age refers to the length of life that one has existed. In this study includes above 20yrsof age of primary school teachers.

b. Gender:

Include both males & females.

c. Educational qualification:

Those who completed teacher training and undergraduate post graduate degree in Education.

e. Year of experience:

Refer to the years of experience for teacher in school. At least 1year of experience and above that will be included.

ASSUMPTIONS

Primary school teachers may have inadequate knowledge regarding ADHD children.

Identification and care of ADHD children may vary according to the teacher's knowledge level.

Nursing intervention helps to improve the knowledge level of teachers regarding ADHD children.

Identification and care of ADHD children can be influenced by various demographic factors like Age, Sex, Educational qualification, Total year of experience and any special training undertaken to care of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder children.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATION

Ethical considerations were taken into the account for the purpose of the study to evaluate the knowledge level of teachers in identification and care of ADHD of school children.

Permission was obtained from the administrative authority of the selected private school at Salem.

Written consent was obtained from the teachers, who were participated in the study.

All the information collected from the teachers was confidential.

DELIMITATION:

The study was delimited to only select private school at Salem.

Data collection period was delimited to 6 weeks.

Evaluation of effectiveness of nursing intervention is in terms of knowledge only.

Study is delimited to only administering nursing intervention on identification and care of ADHD children.

SUMMARY

This chapter deals with the contents of introduction, need for the study, and statement of problem, hypotheses, operational definitions, assumptions ethical considerations and delimitations.