An experimental study to assess the effectiveness of self instructional module (sim) on knowledge regarding cord blood banking and stem cell therapy among antenatal women in selected health care institutions of pune city

Authors:Snigdha Bhattacharjee
Int J Biol Med Res. 2018; 9(3): 6406-6422  |  PDF File

Abstract

Introduction: Stem cells are a primitive cell type found in all animals and are capable of both self-renewal and differentiation. It is this capacity for self-renewal and for differentiation into repair cells that offers great potential for regenerative medicine. Background: Cord blood banking and stem cell therapy are fields where there are various researches going on. But knowledge regarding the same is very poor among general public i.e. parents, women etc. Purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Self Instructional Module (SIM) on knowledge regarding cord blood banking & stem cell therapy among antenatal women in selected health care institutions of Pune city Material and method: A Quasi-experimental Pre test – post test control group design with Non probability Purposive Sampling method. The tool consisted of section I (demographic data), and section II (structured knowledge questionnaire) to assess the knowledge on cord blood banking & stem cell therapy. Result: Majority 44% of the control group and 62% of the experimental group participants are in the age group of 21 to 25 years. 32% of participants of control group are educated up to primary level. While in the experimental group most of the participants i.e. 38% have secondary level of education. Most of the participants are housewives / homemakers .i.e. 80% participants from control group and 88% participants from experimental group. 44% of the participants from both the groups had no children.58% participants from control group and 68% from experimental group are Hindus. The mean score of experimental group is less i.e. 1.20 in pretest which has increased to 2.54; this increase is found significant which has determined the effectiveness of Self Instructional Module (SIM). Pre-interventional finding are only associated with the level of education of the participants. Conclusion: The analysis reveals that Self Instructional Module was helpful to improve the knowledge regarding cord blood banking & stem cell therapy among antenatal women.