Emergency is a situation or a set of unforeseen circumstances which need immediate intervention. Psychiatric emergency is a stress induced pathologic response that physically endangers the affected individual or others or that significantly disrupts the functional equilibrium of individual or his or her environment and calls for immediate intervention whereas medical emergency is one which endangers the life of individual. Psychiatric emergency need active urgent intervention as they are harmful not only to the patient but also to the society. Methods Research Approach:
Evaluative research approach. Research design used was one group pretest and post-test design. The conceptual framework based on theory of Goal Attainment model was used for the study which is designed by Imogene. M. King’s (1958). The setting for this study was the selected areas of District hospital and Shridevi hospital. Convenient Sampling technique was used for 60 health care workers working in selected hospital at the time of data collection in selected hospitals at Tumkur. The tool developed which includes,
Section-I: demographic variables,
Section-II: Consisted of Structured Questionnaire. Level of Knowledge on selected psychiatric emergency management among health care workers.
Section-III: evaluate the Effectiveness of STP by Comparing Pre and Post Test Knowledge Score.
Section-IV: Association between the demographic variables and the knowledge on selected psychiatric emergency management among health care workers in post test. Tool for assess the knowledge using structured questionnaire. Inferential statistics used were paired ‘t’ test to compare pre and post test knowledge scores chi-square test was used to find out the association between selected variables with pre test knowledge scores. Tool validity was done and tool found reliable. Study found feasible after pilot study.
Results: It has been observed that in this study pretest and post-test design was used. The population for the present study comprised Health care workers of selected hospitals. Total 60 samples were taken, Sample was collected through the use of convenient sampling technique. To ensures reliability of tool data of the structured knowledge questionnaire was analyzed by split half method and the reliability coefficient was calculated using Spearman Brown Prophecy formula. The reliability co- efficient of the tool was found to be0. 93. Hence the tool was found to be valid, reliable and feasible.
Section I: Description of sample characteristics.
Section II: Assess the level of knowledge on health care workers regarding selected psychiatric emergency management.
Section III: Evaluate effectiveness of structured teaching program by comparing pre and posttest knowledge score.
Section IV: Association between the demographic variables and knowledge of health care workers regarding selected psychiatric emergency management in posttest. The content validity was determined by experts.
Conclusion: The study findings showed that there was a significant increase in the knowledge of health care workers after administration of STP regarding selected psychiatric emergency management. Hence it was concluded that STP has been an effective method to increase knowledge of health care workers regarding selected psychiatric emergency management.