1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding peripheral intravenous infusion therapy among GNM students at a selected college of nursing, Moradabad. U.P
2. To find out association between knowledge about peripheral infusion therapy with their selected demographic variables.
Methods: This study based on quantitative research approach. Convenient sampling technique was used to obtain a sample of 100 GNM 2nd year students. Structured knowledge questionnaire was prepared to collect the data which contain Part 1 –Demographic Data & Part 2- structured knowledge questionnaire. The content was validated by experts.
Findings: The data obtained was analyzed and interpreted in accordance of the objectives and hypothesis of the study. Descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (chi – square tests) were used to analyses the data for testing the hypothesis. In this study, majority of students were females (77%) & majority of the students were between the age group of 18-20 years. overall tests of knowledge, the mean score was 33.33%, and the standard deviation was 27.02. among the subjects, 32(32%) of the subjects had inadequate level of knowledge, while 61(61%) subjects had adequate level of knowledge and 7(7%) have good level of knowledge. The maximum level of knowledge regarding peripheral intravenous infusion therapy was adequate. There is no association between levels of knowledge regarding peripheral intravenous infusion therapy among students with their gender and there is a significant association between levels of knowledge regarding peripheral intravenous infusion therapy among students with their age.
Conclusion: As per the study findings, the knowledge of the students regarding peripheral intravenous infusion therapy was adequate 61(61%). The knowledge of the students was not influenced by their gender but influenced by their age.