A study to assess the knowledge regarding ECT among III year B.Sc. (N) students in NCON at Nellore
R Vani, Anjani Devi, Somesula Suchitra, Arumugam Indira
Background of the study: Knowledge explosion and the impact of science and technology is being felt in all walks of life. Its impact is greatly felt in medical sciences where in most complicated instruments have been designed and used in various types of diseases. The original use of electricity as a cure for “insanity” dates back to the beginning of the 16th century when electric fish were used to treat headache. Electro convulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizure are induced by passing electricity through the brain of an anesthetized patient.
Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding ECT among III Year B.Sc. (N)students. To find out association between the level of knowledge regarding ECT among III year B.Sc. (N) with selected socio demographic variables.
Material and Method: The present study was conducted by using quantitative research approach and descriptive design was adopted. The Samples were selected by using non -probability convenience sampling technique.
Result and Discussion: level of knowledge, 1(3.3%) students have A+, 2(6.7%) have A, 7(13.3%) have B+, 6(20%) have B, 6(20%) have C and 8(26.7%) have D.
Conclusion: The study concluded that level of knowledge regarding nurses chart among student nurse, 1(3.3%) student nurses are having A+ grade (above 85%), 2(6.7%) student nurses having A grade (above 75%), 7(13.3%) student nurses having B+ grade (above 65%), 6(20%) student nurses having B grade (above 55%) and 6(20%) student nurses having C grade (above 55%) and 8(26.7%) student nurses have less than (50%) Age, Source of information, in service educational Programme has shown no significant association with the level of knowledge.
R Vani, Anjani Devi, Somesula Suchitra, Arumugam Indira. A study to assess the knowledge regarding ECT among III year B.Sc. (N) students in NCON at Nellore. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 314-317