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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 128) Last page : ( 136)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00028.2

Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme (PTP) on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Neonatal Hypothermia among Postnatal Mothers

Mr. Tambakad Shrishail B.1,*, Mrs. Sumitra LA2

1Lecturer, K.L.E. University's Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka

2Professor, K.L.E. University's Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author Email: sbtambakad@gmail.com

Abstract

A study was conducted on 60 post-natal mothers admitted in post-natal ward of KLE'S Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital Belgaum. To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding prevention of neonatal hypothermia post-natal mothers and to associate the knowledge of mothers with selected socio-demographic variables.

Hypothermia is one of the main causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Neonatal hypothermia is caused more by lack of knowledge than lack of equipment and it is an important cause of neonatal death. Hypothermia is a common alteration of thermoregulatory state of the neonates. Neonatal hypothermia occurs when the body temperature drops between 36.5°C or 99.7°F in the newborn infants. Thermal Protection of the newborn babies is considered as one of important essential neonatal care.

The subjects were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Data collection was done through structured knowledge questionnaire. The study was conducted by utilizing one group pre-test and post-test research design with an evaluative approach. Data obtained was tabulated and analyzed in terms of objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that 60(100%) mothers had good knowledge and none to be found average or poor knowledge. There was significant gain in knowledge of post-natal mothers and is statistically significant at P>0.05 level of significance. There was significant association between age, religion, educational status, occupation and parity of mother and pre-test knowledge scores.

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Keywords

Prevention of neonatal hypothermia, Planned teaching programme, Knowledge.

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