A Quantitative, Pre experimental one group pre - test post- test design was used. The study was conducted in selected nursing colleges of a district in Kerala, India. 60 IInd year BSc nursing students were selected using non probability purposive sampling technique. A structured knowledge questionnaire and observation checklist was used to assess the knowledge and practice and after the pretest computer assisted teaching regarding home visit was administered. On the seventh day post test was conducted with the same questionnaire.
Results: The mean post test knowledge score (19.12±1.12) on home visit was significantly higher than the mean pretest score (10.67±1.96) and calculated paired t value (-28.95) was statistically highly significant at 0.05 level with a p value 0.0001. Also the mean post test practice score (12.1±0.70) on home visit was significantly higher than the mean pretest score (5.57±0.86). The calculated paired t value (-30.16) was statistically highly significant at 0.05 level with a p value 0.0001. Hence it is evident that computer assisted teaching is effective in improving knowledge and practice regarding home visit. The result also showed that there was a significant association between knowledge regarding home visit with demographic variables like age, awareness of community health services in their residential area, and interest of samples on community health nursing. There was a significant association between the practice score regarding home visit with demographic variables like area of residence, the awareness of community health services in their residential area and the interest of samples on community health nursing. On the basis of the findings the researcher concluded that computer assisted teaching was effective in improving the knowledge and practice of student nurses regarding home visit.
Keywords: Home visit, Computer assisted teaching, Student nurses, Knowledge, Practice