International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part M (2015)
Effectiveness of ‘Structured Teaching Programme’ (STP) on telemedicine among rural population
The state of Maharashtra has good health infrastructure but, geographical area wise it is not able to satisfy the need of advanced medical care to peoples who are residing in hilly areas of Maharashtra or even in entire country. One of the greatest challenges which are faced by the Maharashtra healthcare system is to provide quality care to the large segment of the population, which does not have access to specialty physicians because of factors such as geographic limitations or socioeconomic conditions. Methods: Used for the study is evaluative approach with pre and post test control group design. Study was conducted on 100 subjects from Kole, Karad by using Simple Random Sampling Technique with randomly allocation of groups. Result: It was observed that overall Mean Knowledge regarding Telemedicine among the subjects was (52%) had good knowledge and (15%) had excellent knowledge. It was evident that maximum number of subjects had good knowledge regarding Telemedicine. Calculated chi-squared test value shows there is association between the socio demographic variables of subject and level of knowledge regarding Telemedicine among people residing rural area of Karad at p<0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The STP was useful to the subjects to increase knowledge regarding Telemedicine.
How to cite this article:
Namarata Mohite, Mahadeo Shinde. Effectiveness of ‘Structured Teaching Programme’ (STP) on telemedicine among rural population. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(13):869-873.