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A Study to Assess Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Selected Government Health Insurance Schemes among Staff Nurse in Selected Hospitals of Ahmedabad District: A Main Study

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105128, PP. 1-5

Keywords: Government Health Insurance Schemes, Mukhyamantri Amrutum Yojana, Mukhyamantri Amrutum Vatsalya Yojana, Knowledge, Attitude, Staff nurses

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Background: Hospital bills for very small to considerably large ailments are a pain. It’s difficult to meet such costs on our own without burning a hole in our savings. Also, with medical costs escalating, some even compromise on quality healthcare, because of affordability. It is then that the importance of health insurance comes into the picture. Objectives of the study: 1) To assess the knowledge regarding selected government health insurance schemes among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of Ahmedabad District. 2) To assess attitude regarding selected government health insurance schemes among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of Ahmedabad District. 3) To find the correlation between knowledge score and attitude score regarding selected government health insurance schemes among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of Ahmedabad District. 4) To find the association between knowledge and attitude score with selected demographic variables. Methodology: The study utilized quantitative research approach with de-scriptive research design. The sample size was 170 selected using conven-ient non-probability sampling technique. The data were collected through self-structured questionnaire instrument which is validated by experts. Split half method was computed for finding out the reliability. The data are organized, analyzed and presented by using Karl Pearson’s correlation co-efficient formula and chi-square test. Major findings and result: The findings revealed that majority of staff nurses had average knowledge 91.18%, and 5.29% staff nurses had poor knowledge whereas 3.52% staff nurses had good knowledge. In present study finding reveled that, majority of 87.04% staff nurses have favorable attitude and 12.94% staff nurses have unfavorable attitude regarding MA and MAV Yojana. Computed chi-square value was less than table value at the level of significance indicating no significance association between level of knowledge score and selected so-cio-demographic variables. Computed chi-square value was less than table value at the level of significance indicating no significance association be-tween level of attitude score and selected socio-demographic variables. Conclusion: Investigators concluded that most of the staff nurses who were participated in the study have average knowledge and favorable attitude regarding selected government health insurance schemes. There is no correlation between knowledge score and attitude score where as there is no association between level of knowledge, level of attitude with so-cio-demographic variables.

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