Effectiveness of computer assisted teaching program on knowledge of telemedicine and its challenges among staff nurses
Parimala L and Hemavathi R
Background: In the word telemedicine “tele” is applying telemedicine is to the practice of medicine “at a distance” which often involves a consultation between a patient and doctor who are geographically separated, using a video conference link. The pandemic situation which is present globally has pushed the patient and healthcare providers to get help in alternate forms of communication through telephones, internet, and social media, to avoid the spread of infection to others.
Objectives: The study aims is to level of knowledge about telemedicine and effectiveness of computer assisted teaching program among staff nurses.
Methods: A pre experimental one group-pre test, post test only research design was conducted among 60 staff nurses. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used. Structured questionnaire method was used to collect the demographical data and knowledge about telemedicine. The data was summarized, processed with descriptive and non-parametric statistics. Among 60 samples 1 show that level of knowledge regarding telemedicine before and after computer assisted training program.
Results: The knowledge of pre test score was 46.5% and the post test knowledge score was 84.6%, then the level of knowledge gained was 38.1%. This 38.1% of knowledge gain is the net benefit of this study, which indicates the effectiveness of computer assisted program.
Conclusion: The comparison of overall pretest and posttest percentage of knowledge level (p<.001) shows computer assisted training program was an effective method of improvement of knowledge among staff nurses regarding Telemedicine.