Dr. Arul Valan.P
Abstract: –This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of IEC package on knowledge regarding Renal Rehabilitation among patients undergoing Haemodialysis in dialysis unit of Dr Kumaraswami Health Centre, Kanyakumari. The hypothesis formulated was that there was no significant relationship between the IEC package and level of knowledge regarding Renal Rehabilitation among patient undergoing Haemodialysis. The research design used in this study was pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design. It was carried out with 30 samples those who fulfilled the inclusive criteria. The purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. An interview schedule was conducted to the patients undergoing Haemodialysis to assess the pre-test level of knowledge regarding Renal Rehabilitation. IEC package regarding Renal Rehabilitation was given to the patients undergoing Haemodialysis for the duration of 20 to 30 minutes. The post test was conducted after one week by using the same tool. Analysis revealed that the mean knowledge score was markedly increased from 23.43 in the pre-test to 38.80 in the post test with gradual decrease in standard deviation from 6.02 in the pre-test to 5.63 in the post test. The difference between pre-test and post-test mean knowledge score regarding Renal Rehabilitation was large. The calculated student‟s dependent „t‟ test value of 14.01 was highly significant at p <0.001 level. It indicates the effectiveness of IEC package on knowledge regarding Renal Rehabilitation among patients undergoing Haemodialysis. So, the null hypothesis was rejected and research hypothesis was accepted for this study.
Keywords: Information, Education, Communication, Renal Rehabilitation, Haemodialysis, Patients