End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) once considered as fatal condition that has been treatable since the introduction of haemodialysis. Dialysis clients are prone to develop all types of infection, mainly due to dysfunction of the host defence system. Hence, there is need for creating greater awareness among regarding all aspects of prevention of infection. Methodology: Pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design was used for the study. A structured interview schedule was used to collect the data. A sample of 50 clients undergoing haemodialysis at dialysis units of Shri B.V.V.Sangha’s Hanagal Shri Kumareshwar Hospital and Research Centre, Bagalkot and District Hospital, Bagalkot was selected with convinient sampling technique. The data collected before and after the administration of STP were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Majority (56%) of the respondents had average knowledge. A significant difference was found between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores [t= 19.11, p<0.05]. No significant association found between post-test knowledge scores of the clients undergoing haemodialysis and their socio-demographic variables. Conclusion: The study proved that structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding selected post dialysis complications and its prevention among clients undergoing haemodialysis was scientific, logical and cost effective strategy.
Keywords : Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Post Dialysis Completions, Prevention, Haemodialysis.