Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 139-144
Effectiveness of Integrated Versus Fragmented Clinical Teaching Strategy on Assessment of Gestational Age of Neonate In Terms of Skills among Nursing Students
Anuradha1, Jyoti Sarin2, Yogesh Kumar3, Maharishi Markandeshwar4
1M.Sc. Nursing Student, Department of Child Health Nursing
2Director Principal of M. M. College of Nursing,
3Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing
4College of Nursing, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
Corresponding Author: Anuradha
Background: Every year over 130 million newborns are born in the world. Identification of newborn at risk is the accurate assessment of gestational age at birth is most important.
Objectives: The current study was undertaken with objectives to assess and compare skills of nursing students regarding assessment of gestational age of neonate in ICT and FCT group.
Method: An experimental approach post-test only design and conceptual framework based on Stufflebeam Model was adopted for the study. A total of 80 nursing students of M. M. College of Nursing were selected by simple random sampling technique and randomly assigned to ICT (n=40) and FCT (n=40) group. The tool used for the study was observational Checklist to assess skills of nursing students regarding assessment of gestational age of neonate. In ICT group the demonstration was given by using integrated method of clinical teaching (ICT) and in FCT group the demonstration was given by using Fragmented method of clinical teaching (FCT). Post test was taken after fifteen days of intervention.
Findings: SPSS version 16 was used for statistical analysis. The findings revealed that the mean post test skill score of nursing students regarding assessment of gestational age of neonate in ICT group was 48.55and in FCT group was 48.20 with mean difference of 0.35 which was found statistically non-significant (‘t’=0.21, p= 0.84NS) at 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: There was no significant difference of skills score of nursing students regarding assessment of gestational age of neonate between ICT and FCT group after administration of ICT and FCT.
Key words: clinical teaching strategy, New Ballard score, Skills of nursing student, Fragmented clinical teaching (FCT), integrated clinical teaching (ICT)