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Assessment of Practice of GNM Students on STD/AIDS in Karnataka
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Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing

ISSN: 2573-0347

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Research - (2021) Volume 6, Issue 8

Assessment of Practice of GNM Students on STD/AIDS in Karnataka

AR. Bharathi*
*Correspondence: AR. Bharathi, Department of Nursing, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation-Deemed to be University (VMRFDU), India, Email:
Department of Nursing, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation-Deemed to be University (VMRFDU), Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Since nursing students would become future practicing nurses and are most likely exposed to caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (PL WHA) during their training, it is of great importance to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of student nurses toward the reduction/ removal of HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. The design selected for this study was a Cross sectional Descriptive study design. The sample size of the present study compressed of 1000 from ten different schools of nursing. Only final year of diploma nursing students from each of four zones (e.g.: North, East, West & South) in Bangalore, Karnataka District. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for selecting sample for this study. Practice, It shows, majority 59.0% of them were moderate level of practice, and those who had poor practice were 34.2% and 6.8% had adequate practice. This association is compared to the level of practice, majority of them were moderately significant, adequate practice was significantly less. So, they have to practice more at clinical. The stated research hypotheses (H3) are not accepted.

Keywords

Asses • Attitude • STD • AIDS

Introduction

The last years of the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century witnessed considerable fear of sexually transmitted infection, not unlike that which we are experiencing today. In this age of antibiotics, it is easy to forget the fear and dread that syphilis invoked in the past. "Today, it is becoming the fashion to support, by law, the too common notion that the laboratory is infallible. Despite such objections, by the end of the World War II, virtually all the states had enacted provisions mandating premarital serologist. As these historical lessons make clear, in the context of fear surrounding the epidemic, the principal proposals for eradicating AIDS are unlikely to be effective, at least in the immediate future. In each instance we will need to fully consider their particular effectiveness as measures to control disease. Any successful approach to the epidemic will require a full recognition of the important social, cultural, and biological aspects of AIDS STD/AIDS is fatal illness which leaves the victim vulnerable to many life threatening opportunistic infections, neurological disorders or unusual malignancies. Living STD/AIDS is fatal illness which leaves the victim vulnerable to many life threatening opportunistic infections, neurological disorders or unusual Malignancies. HIV/AIDS not only hampers physical health but also mental and social wellbeing. HIV is not simply a virus that causes disease, but also a social stigma and historical event that impacts how others react towards people living with HIV/AIDS (Table 1 and Figure 1).

Epidemic Scenario (2009 estimates) Total Male Female
Adult HIV Prevalence (%) 0.31 0.36 0.25
No. of PLHA 23,95,442 14,69,245 9,26,197
No. of CLHA 1,04,450  
No. of New Infections 1,20,668
No. of AIDS related deaths 1,72,041

Table 1: Overall, 74.57 lakh STI cases were treated during 2011-12.

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Figure 1. Routes of transmission of HIV, India, and 2011-12.

Since nursing students would become future practicing nurses and are most likely exposed to caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (PL WHA) during their training, it is of great importance to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of student nurses toward the reduction/ removal of HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. Malignancies. HIV/AIDS not only hampers physical health but also mental and social wellbeing. HIV is not simply a virus that causes disease, but also a social stigma and historical event that impacts how others react towards people living with HIV/AIDS. Nurses by their profession can serve the need of care both in hospital and home settings. Majority of patients who require palliative care approach from medical and nursing staff demand a basic training in for palliative care and understand the principle of symptom control. Every person has the right to live with dignity, so also a person affected with HIV/ AIDS. But there have been instances where PLHAs and/ or their children were denied schooling, medical care and treatment, employment. Nurses are in an ideal position to educate patients, families, and communities about HIV and how to prevent it. Nurses in all settings will be called on to provide care for patients with HIV infection. In doing so they encounter not only the physical challenge but also emotional and ethical concerns. AIDS is associated with controversies challenging legal and political systems as well as religious and personal believes. Many strategies have been used by nurse to cope with the stress associated with caring for AIDS patients. Palliative care education and provision of up to date information help to alleviate apprehension and prepare nurses to deliver safe, high quality patient care/ present students are future nurses. So, enhancing a thorough knowledge of palliative care for nursing students in their curriculum is essential [1-19].

Materials and Methods

A descriptive study approach and Cross sectional Descriptive design was used. The study sample size were selected from ten schools of nursing out of 300 schools of nursing available at Karnataka. In that III year diploma student alone consider as a samples based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The sample size of the present study compressed of 1000 from ten different schools of nursing. Each of four zones (e.g.: North, East, West & South) in Bangalore, Karnataka District. All 10 schools of nursing are run by private management Formal permission from the principal/ head of the institution was obtained after proper explanation regarding the study. Each school of nursing had different intakes, but among that only 80-100 students were selected in each school of nursing, meeting inclusion & exclusion criteria. Systematic non probability purposive sampling technique was adopted for the collection of data. Structure questionnaire format having two divisions Such as, section I – Demographic variables, section - ii Practice assessment tool, They provided separate room with all the facilities, so study went on comfortably. All ten institutions were well arranged and the schedule could be planned without any interruption. This also gave an opportunity for the investigator to assess the III year GNM student’s level of knowledge, on STD/AIDS. The entire programme went on well with good co-operation from students as well as management along with all the nursing and non-nursing faculty members.

Inclusion Criteria

Student who were willing to participate at time of study. Students of III Year GNM students at selected school of Nursing in Karnataka.

Exclusion Criteria

Who were selected for pilot study not included. Assessment of Nursing Practice on STD/AIDS. To assess the nursing practice includes, dispose the syringe and needles, care of blood and blood products, dressing the wounds, toilet care and dispose the AID patient’s dead body. The Practice assessment tool contain section–I, general attitude on STD/AIDS aspects. Section –II Patient attitude on STD/AIDS aspects. Section – III, Nurses attitude on STD/ AIDS aspects and section –IV, Nurses Attitude towards Patients at Clinical on STD/AIDS.

Result and Discussion

Table 2, illustrate the distribution of GNM student Nurses' with percentage in overall nursing practice on STD/AIDS. Majority of the sample were 590 (59.0%) who had moderate level of practice. 342 (34.2%) had poor practice and the least was 68 (6.8%) that had adequate level of practice. The results revealed that they needed more clinical exposure to practice. Practice Score (Tables 3 and Table, Figure 2).

Level of Practice No. of students %
Poor 342 34.20%
Moderate 590 59.00%
Adequate 68 6.80%
Total 1000 100.00%

Table 2: Overall level of nursing practice on STD/AIDS N=1000.

S. No Grade Percentage Score
1 Poor 0 -50% 0-7
2 Moderate 51 -75% 8-11
3 Adequate 76-100% 12-14

Table 3: Interpretation: Total score: 14 Minimum score=0, Maximum score=1.

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Figure 2. Frequencies and percentage distribution of level of practice on STD/AIDS among III yr. GNM students.

Table 4, illustrate the between association level of practice and their demographic variables. In the age groups 16 - 20 yrs 59.6% 26-30 yrs. 58.0% not much different among this (p=0.01**), male sex shows moderately high 67.1% (p=0.01**) marital status shows moderately high 61.1% (p=0.001***) and living in urban shows moderately high 64.2% (p=0.001***) the above results are highly statistically significant and were calculated using chi square test, and residential area of rural and remote shows more or less equal response with 53.9% and 53.

  Level of practice Total Chi square test
Poor Moderate Adequate
n % N % n %
Age 16 -20 yrs. 291 34.60% 501 59.60% 48 5.70% 840  
21-25 yrs. 43 39.10% 60 54.50% 7 6.40% 110 x2=18.15
26-30 yrs. 8 16.00% 29 58.00% 9 18.00% 50 p=0.01**
Sex Male 45 24.30% 124 67.10% 16 8.60% 185 x2=8.06
Female 297 36.40% 466 57.20% 52 6.40% 815 p=0.01**
Education Diploma in nursing 342 34.20% 590 59.00% 68 6.80% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Institution Private 342 34.20% 590 59.00% 68 6.80% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Category of nurse Student nurse 342 34.20% 590 59.00% 68 6.80% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Experience Both 342 34.20% 590 59.00% 68 6.80% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Type of family Nuclear family 170 23.80% 480 67.10% 65 9.10% 715 x2=3.10 p=0.21
Joint family 172 60.40% 110 38.60% 3 1.10% 285
Dietary pattern Vegetarian 80 33.30% 140 58.30% 20 8.30% 240 x2=1.18 p=0.55
Non Vegetarian 262 34.50% 450 59.20% 48 6.30% 760

Table 4: Association between level of practice and their demographic variables N=1000.

Table 5 shows the status of Association between level of practice and their clinical Experience Variables. Knows by Radio, 5 status of Association between n level of practice and their clinical Experience Variables Knows by Radio, News Paper, Magazine, Films, Friends, Doctors, 61.9% (p=0.001***), attend the training on AIDS by students 60.2% (p=0.001***), attended the training in non-Government institution 68.1% (p=0.001***), more than 2 days attended 68.1% (p=0.001***) and 2 months before attended 68.1% (p=0.001***) are having good practice and Statistical significance was calculated using chi square test (Tables 5 and Table 6).

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  Level of practice Total Chi square test
Poor Moderate Adequate
n % N % n %
Hospital Current in training Private sector 342 34.20% 590 59.00% 68 6.80% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Department current working in OBG in 252 41.30% 335 54.90% 23 3.80% 610  
Nursing x2=1.09 p=0.78
Community health Nursing 90 23.10% 255 65.40% 45 11.50% 390  
Have you hear of the disease AIDS Yes 342 34.20% 590 59.00% 68 6.80% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
If yes, where did you come to know of it? Radio, News Paper, Magazine, Films, Friends, Doctors, Pamp 272 32.20% 523 61.90% 50 5.90% 845 x2=22.24 p=0.001***
Medical Journals Nursing Curriculum 48 48.00% 42 42.00% 10 10.00% 100
All 22 40.00% 25 45.50% 8 14.50% 55
Have you seen on AIDS patient? Yes 342 34.20% 590 59.00% 68 6.80% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
If yes, Have you nursed an AIDS patient? Yes 342 ° 34.2% 590 59.0 ° % 68 68% 1000 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Where did you nurse an AIDS patient? Government Hospital 320 34.20% 555 59.30% 60 6.40% 935 x2=4.08 p=0.39
Private Hospita 15 37.50% 20 50.00% 5 10.00% 40
Community 7 28.00% 15 60.00% 3 12.00% 25
Have you attended the training on AIDS? Yes 300 32.60% 554 60.20% 66 7.10% 920 x2=13.76 p=0.001***
No 42 52.50% 36 45.00% 2 2.50% 80
If Yes where did you attend the training on AIDS? Govt- Organization 240 38.40% 353 56.50% 32 5.10% 625 x2=36.03 p=0.001***
  Non Govt- Organization 60 20.30% 201 68.10% 34 11.60% 295
Duration of the programme? 1 day 240 38.40% 353 56.50% 32 5.10% 625 x2=36.03
More tham 2 days 60 20.30% 201 68.10% 34 11.60% 295 p=0.001***
When did you attend the training Programme? 4 month before 240 38.40% 353 56.50% 32 5.10% 625 x2=36.03 p=0.001***
  2 month before 60 20.30% 201 68.10% 34 11.60% 295
What was the content of the programme? General information on AIDS & Nursing care for AIDS patient 272 296% 590 64.10% 58 6.30% 920 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Have you been evaluated on AIDS/STD? Yes 215 34.40% 364 58.20% 46 7.40% 625 x2=3.27 p=0.19
No 85 28.80% 190 64.40% 20 6.80% 295
Have you been supplied with any source/reference material> Yes 272 29.60% 590 64.10% 58 6.30% 920 x2=0.00 p=1.00
Do you think the training given to you is adequate to handle AIDS patient? Partially ok 272 29.60% 590 64.10% 58 6.30% 920 x2=0.00 p=1.00

Table 5: Association between level of practice and their clinical experience variable N=1000.

Table 6, infers the influencing factors for more practice score .Age 26 -30 yrs. were good practice84.0% (p=0.01**), male sex were 75.7% (p=0.01***), come to know about AIDS through Radio, News Paper, Magazine, Films, Friends, and Doctors, 67.8% (p=0.001***) married people shows 77.8% (p=0.01***), living at urban area 75.4% (p=0.001***), 61.4% (p=0.001***) attend the training on AIDS programme. Attended the training on AIDS maximum in Non-Government Organization, more than 2 days training and 2 months before training attended are having more practice and equally 79.7% (p=0.001***) than others. The above information shows statistical significance.

Demographic variables Level of Practice   N Chi square test OR with 95% CI
Poor Moderate/adequate
n % n %
Age 16-25 yrs. 334 35.20% 616 64.80% 950 c2=7.74 p=0.01** 2.8 (1.3 -6.0)
26-30 yrs. 8 16.00% 42 84.00% 50
Sex Male 45 24.30% 140 75.70% 185 c2=8.06 p=0.01** 1.7 (1.2-2.5)
Female 297 36.40% 528 64.80% 815
Marital status Single 322 35.30% 588 64.70% 910 c2=6.30 p=0.01** 1.9 (1.1-3.3)
Married 20 22.20% 70 77.80% 90
Residential area Urban 130 26.00% 370 75.40% 500 c2=29.88 p=0.001*** 1.6 (1.2-2.1)
Rural 212 42.40% 288 47.60% 500
If yes, where did you come to know of it? Radio, News Paper, Magazine, Films, Friends, Doctors, Pamp 272 32.20% 573 67.80% 845 c2=9.79 p=0.001*** 1.7 (1.2- 2.5)
Medical Journals Nursing Curriculu 70 52.90% 85 47.10% 155
Have you attended the training on AIDS? Yes 300 32.60% 620 61.40% 920 c2=12.94 p=0.001*** 1.9 (1. 3-2.7)
No 42 52.50% 38 43.70% 80
If Yes where did you attend the training on AIDS? Govt- Organization 240 38.40% 385 61.60% 625 c2=29.75 p=0.001*** 2.4 (1.7 – 3.4)
Non Govt- Organization 60 20.30% 235 79.70% 295
Duration of the programme? 1 day 240 38.40% 385 61.60% 625 c2=29.75 p=0.001*** 2.4 (1.7 –3.4)
More than 2 days 60 20.30% 235 79.70% 295
When did you attend the training Programme? 4 month before 240 38.40% 385 61.60% 625 c2=29.75 p=0.001*** 2.4(1.7 –3.4)
2 month before 60 20.30% 235 79.70% 295

Table 6: Association between level of practice and their clinical experience variables influencing factors for level of more practice N=1000.

Table 7, presented the Univarate analysis Elder, nuclear family, married, urban, radio, training on AIDS, non Govt organization, more than 2days training and 2months before training are significant factors for practice gain. Multivariate analysis of logistic identifies elder, male, married, urban and training on AIDS are influencing factors for getting more attitude gain score than others.

  Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
p-value Unadjusted or (95% CI) p-value Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Age (26-30 Vs. 16-25 yrs.) 0.01** 2.8(1.3-6.0) 0.01** 2.0(1.1-8.6)
Type of family(nuclear family vs. joint family ) 0.01** 1.7(1.2–2.5) 0.01** 1.2(1.0-10.8)
Marital status(Married Vs. Single) 0.001*** 1.9( 1.1–3.3) 0.001** 1.3(1.0-7.8)
Residence (Urban Vs. <Rural) 0.001*** 1.6(1.2-2.1) 0.05* 1.1(1.0-11.9)
Training on AIDS (Yes Vs. No) 0.001*** 1.9( 1.3-2.7) 0.01** 1.5.(1.2-12.2)
If yes, where did you come to know of it?(radio & others Vs. journal) 0.001*** 1.7( 1.2-2.5) 0.19 1.1(0.5–13.2)
If Yes where did you attended the training on AIDS (NGO Vs. GO) 0.01** 2.4(1.7-3.4) 0.16 1.1(0.4-8.8)
Duration of the programme(>2 days Vs. 1 day) 0.01** 2.4(1.7-3.4) 0.16 1.1(0.4-8.8)
When did you attend the training programme(2 month before Vs. before 4 months) 0.01** 2.4(1.7-3.4) 0.16 1.1(0.9-8.8)

Table 7: Identification of influencing factors for practice gain using multivariate logistic regression (N=1000).

Conclusion

Overall level of Knowledge score among diploma nursing students. Considering knowledge 40.0% of the students are having inadequate knowledge, 54.5% of them are having moderate level of knowledge and 5.5% of them are having adequate level of knowledge Overall level of attitude score among diploma nursing students. Considering attitude36.5% of the students are having inadequate attitude, 57.5% of them are having moderate level of attitude and 6.0% of them are having adequate level of attitude Overall level of practice score among diploma nursing students. Considering practice 34.2% of the students are having inadequate practice, 59.0% of them are having moderate level of practice and 6.8% of them are having adequate level of practice.

Funding

No funding sources.

Ethical Approval

The study was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Acknowledgement

The encouragement and support from Bharath University, Chennai is gratefully acknowledged. For providing the laboratory facilities to carry out the research work.

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