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Effectiveness of Self Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Anticipated Risk of Ischemic Heart Diseases Among Clients with Hyperlipidemia at Selected Hospital

Snehashi Janapati


Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is commonly known as coronary artery disease. Blood supply to the heart is reduced due to narrowing of blood vessels. It is mainly caused by blockage of the arteries as well as deposition of cholesterol. It can leads to reduced blood, oxygen supply and functional impairment of the heart tissue. The preventive measure of coronary artery disease such as healthy lifestyle to do regular screening test for cholesterol levels and other parameters related to the disease. The self-instructional module is one of the teaching strategies which can be used for teaching the clients regarding anticipated risk of ischemic heart diseases with hyperlipidemia. Materials and Methods: pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design used for the studyNon probability purposive sampling technique was adopted to select 60 hyperlipidemic clients. Settings and Population: Outpatient department of St. Philomenas hospital Bengaluru, 60 hyperlipidemic clients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Findings: The findings revealed that the calculated paired t-test value is 21.256 greater than table value 1.98 at p<0.05 found to be a statistically significant. Thus, accepting hypothesis H1, states that there is a significant difference between pre and post-test knowledge scores. Conclusion: The study findings proved that self-instructional module were effective in increasing the knowledge of hyperlipidemic clients regarding anticipated risk of ischemic heart diseases.

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