Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2016)
A study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching on knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding protein energy malnutrition in selected rural areas in Wardha district
Author(s): Priyadarshani Moon, Sister Josy CMC
Abstract: Background of study: Protein energy malnutrition is an important nutrition problem among preschool age children. This leads to various degrees of growth retardation. When growth retardation is severe, functional deficiencies like resistance to infection, poor intellectual development may occur Objectives 1: To assess the knowledge of mothers of under five children regarding Protein Energy Malnutrition.2) To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching on knowledge of mother of under five children regarding Protein Energy Malnutrition.3) To find out the association between the post test score with their demographic variables Material and Methods: Data will be collected by using structured close ended questionnaire. Research design and approach: Quasi experimental design within one group pre and post test. A convenient sample of 50 subjects’ mother of under five children was drawn from the study population, who were taken from selected rural areas in Wardha district. Result: in pre test 2(4%) of mothers of under five children were having poor level of knowledge score, 76% had average and 20% of them had good level of knowledge score. The minimum score in pretest was 2 and the maximum score was 14, the mean score for the pretest was 8.04±1.92 whereas in post test 13(26%) of mothers of under five children were having good level of knowledge score, 64% had very good and 10% had excellent level of knowledge score. The minimum score in posttest was 13 and the maximum score was 23, the mean score for the posttest was 16.18±2.31. The levels of knowledge during the pretest and post test are compared to prove the effectiveness of planned teaching programme. There was no significant association between knowledge score with selected demographic variables. Thus the H1 is accepted. Conclusion: After the completion of the study it is revealed that the planned teaching programme on knowledge of mothers of under five children was effective. Recommendation: this study can be done on a using structured close ended questionnaire. Discussion: In a previous study it was found that mothers of under five children have less knowledge regarding protein energy malnutrition and after the planned teaching programme the knowledge was increases.
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