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Effectiveness of video assisted teaching module on contraceptive practices with special Emphasis to Emergency contraception among the Eligible couples in the villages of Pondicherry- A Pilot Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Nursing, MTPG and RIHS, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 2, Issue (10), Pages 6-8, December,27 (2014)


From the global perspective, countries currently face the crisis of rapid population growth which has begun to threaten human survival. The population explosion which is affecting the whole world has been particularly detrimental to the infrastructure of the developing countries like India. Therefore it is necessary to stabilize the growth of the population in order to achieve the common goal of human survival. Objectives -To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of couples regarding contraceptive practices including emergency contraception before and after the video assisted teaching. Evaluate the effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Module. Methodology-Experimental design i.e Pre and post test with control group design was used to collect the data from 100 couples(50 in control group and 50 in experimental group) by using interview schedule before and after presentation of video-assisted teaching module. The study was conducted in community setting of Pondicherry. Findings -Highest percentage of couples (38%) in control group and highest percentage of the couples (46%) in the experimental group were in the age group of 23 to 27 years. Highest percentage of the couples in the control group (36%) and highest percentage of the couples in the experimental group (38%),were completed pre primary education and only 4% in the control group, 6% in the experimental group, were completed higher secondary school education. 56% of couples in the control group and 68% of the couples in the experimental group, the primary decision maker for no. of children were husband. Overall experimental group post- test mean knowledge score was 38.24+5.54 which is 76.48 % of the total score, reveals excellent knowledge of the couples. Overall control and experimental group post- test attitude mean score (102.14+8.76) which is 75.10 % reveals excellent positive attitude of the couples towards contraceptive practices including emergency contraception. The above result shown that there is improvement in the knowledge attitude and practice in the experimental group than the control group, hence it can be concluded that the VATM was effective


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