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A Pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of self-instructional modules on knowledge and attitude regarding non-pharmacological pain management techniques during the first stage of labour among staff nurses working in selected hospitals at Gorakhpur, U.P, 2011. The study was conducted on 60 staff nurses. A conceptual framework for the study was adopted from a Simple Theory: Roy’s Adoption model. The research design of the study was one group pre-test and post-test research design. The study was conducted in Dufferin Hospital & Railway Hospital at Gorakhpur. Non-probability convenient sampling techniques were used to select the subjects which included a sample 60 staff nurses. The data were collected by a structured questionnaire developed to assess the knowledge and attitude toward non-pharmacological pain management techniques during the first stage of labour and the tool was validated by 5 nursing personnel and 2 medical personnel. The reliability coefficient was calculated by the test and retest method. Data collection was done in the month of 1st – 15th April 2011. The data has been analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics, calculation of percentage, mean, median, standard deviation, and inferential statistics- t-test, Z-test, and chi-square test were used.
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